Ketamine Used By Dr. Rutledge to Decrease PostOp Pain

Ketamine Used By Dr. Rutledge to Decrease PostOp Pain The value of supplemental low dose ketamine confirmed in this studyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSwiss Med Wkly. 2011 May 10;141:w13195. doi: 10.4414/smw.2011.13195.The ED50 and ED95 of ketamine for prevention of postoperative hyperalgesia after remifentanil-based anaesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.Hang L, Shao D, Sun W.SourceDepartment of Anesthesiology, The … Continue reading Ketamine Used By Dr. Rutledge to Decrease PostOp Pain

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42% RNY Bypass=Nausea Vomiting

For patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) The overall incidence of the PONV (nausea or emesis or both) was ** 42% ** during the first 24 h postoperatively. PONV = Post Op Nausea and Vomiting Less than 10% in the MGBAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Jul;20(7):876-80. Epub 2008 Oct 17.Postoperative nausea and vomiting with application … Continue reading 42% RNY Bypass=Nausea Vomiting

Dexmedetomidine Improves Outcomes

The intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine decreased the total amount of propofol and fentanyl required to maintain anesthesia, offered better control of intraoperative and postoperative hemodynamics, decreased postoperative pain level, decreased the total amount of morphine used and showed better recovery profile compared with placebo. Dr Rutledge uses dexmedetomidine to improve patient safetyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govMiddle East … Continue reading Dexmedetomidine Improves Outcomes

Honey Helps Post Op Healing

Honey and pollen were found to be effective in preventing postoperative intraabdominal adhesions, and these effects were thought to be a result of their antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govTurk J Gastroenterol. 2011 Feb;22(1):65-72.The effect of oral honey and pollen on postoperative intraabdominal adhesions.Celeplı S, Kismet K, Kaptanoğlu B, Erel S, Ozer S, Celeplı P, … Continue reading Honey Helps Post Op Healing

Gabapentin for Effective Postop Pain

Gabapentin for Effective Postoperative PainAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Refract Surg. 2011 Feb 28:1-5. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20110210-01. [Epub ahead of print]Gabapentin for Postoperative Pain After Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.Lichtinger A, Purcell TL, Schanzlin DJ, Chayet AS.AbstractPURPOSE: To determine whether treatment with oral gabapentin reduces postoperative pain after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blind, … Continue reading Gabapentin for Effective Postop Pain

Gabapentin=Helps with Post Op Pain

Gabapentin (Brand names: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Neurontin)Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 May 12;(5):CD008183.Single dose oral gabapentin for established acute postoperative pain in adults.Straube S, Derry S, Moore RA, Wiffen PJ, McQuay HJ.Department of Occupational and Social Medicine, University of Göttingen, Waldweg 37 B, Göttingen, Germany, D-37073.AbstractBACKGROUND: Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug, also used in … Continue reading Gabapentin=Helps with Post Op Pain

Plavix Increases Post Op Bleeding!

Plavix, clopidogrel use within 7 days of an operation significantly increased the risk of postoperative bleeding! Plavix, clopidogrel cessation 7 days before operation is recommendedAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govArch Surg. 2011 Mar;146(3):334-9.Cessation of clopidogrel before major abdominal procedures.Chernoguz A, Telem DA, Chu E, Ozao-Choy J, Tammaro Y, Divino CM.Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5 … Continue reading Plavix Increases Post Op Bleeding!

Melatonin/Clonidine reduce postop pain

Melatonin/Clonidine reduce postop pain We use Melatonin/Clonidine to aide in reducing postop pain DrRAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Pain. 2009 Jan;10(1):100-8. Epub 2008 Nov 17.Preoperative anxiolytic effect of melatonin and clonidine on postoperative pain and morphine consumption in patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.Caumo W, Levandovski R, Hidalgo MP.Anesthesia Service and Perioperative Medicine, Hospital … Continue reading Melatonin/Clonidine reduce postop pain

“Statins” Help Protect Against Post Op Heart Problems

"Statins" Help Protect Against Post Op Heart Problems Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common postoperative arrhythmias Preoperative atorvastatin may inhibit inflammatory reactions to prevent atrial fibrillationAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govInt Heart J. 2011;52(1):7-11.Role of preoperative atorvastatin administration in protection against postoperative atrial fibrillation following conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.Sun Y, Ji Q, Mei Y, … Continue reading “Statins” Help Protect Against Post Op Heart Problems

Excess weight loss following gastric bypass

Excess weight loss following gastric bypassAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Nov;20(11):1479-83.Excess weight loss variation in late postoperative period of gastric bypass.Barhouch AS, Zardo M, Padoin AV, Colossi FG, Casagrande DS, Chatkin R, Mottin CC.Centro da Obesidade e Síndrome Metabólica, Hospital São Lucas da Pontifícia, Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Ipiranga 6690/302, CEP … Continue reading Excess weight loss following gastric bypass