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  • 1.
    Andersson, E
    et al.
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rackauskaite, D
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Svanborg, Eva
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Csajbók, L
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Öst, M
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Nellgård, B
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    A prospective outcome study observing patients with severe traumatic brain injury over 10-15 years2017Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 61, nr 5, s. 502-512Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) can be divided into primary and secondary injuries. Intensive care protocols focus on preventing secondary injuries. This prospective cohort study was initiated to investigate outcome, including mortality, in patients treated according to the Lund Concept after a sTBI covering 10-15 years post-trauma.

    METHODS: Patients were included during 2000-2004 when admitted to the neurointensive care unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Inclusion criteria were: Glasgow coma scale score of ≤8, need for artificial ventilation and intracranial monitoring. Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) was used to evaluate outcome both at 1-year and 10-15 years post-trauma.

    RESULTS: Ninety-five patients, (27 female and 68 male), were initially included. Both improvement and deterioration were noted between 1- and 10-15 years post-injury. Mortality rate (34/95) was higher in the studied population vs. a matched Swedish population, (Standard mortality rate (SMR) 9.5; P < 0.0001). When dividing the cohort into Good (GOS 4-5) and Poor (GOS 2-3) outcome at 1-year, only patients with Poor outcome had a higher mortality rate than the matched population (SMR 7.3; P < 0.0001). Further, good outcome (high GOS) at 1-year was associated with high GOS 10-15 years post-trauma (P < 0.0001). Finally, a majority of patients demonstrated symptoms of mental fatigue.

    CONCLUSION: This indicates that patients with severe traumatic brain injury with Good outcome at 1-year have similar survival probability as a matched Swedish population and that high Glasgow outcome scale at 1-year is related to good long-term outcome. Our results further emphasise the advantage of the Lund concept.

  • 2.
    Ask, Per
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Öberg, Åke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik.
    Ödman, S.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Tenland, T.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Skogh, M.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    ECG Electrodes: A Study of Electrical and Mechanical Long-term Properties1979Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 23, nr 2, s. 189-206Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The long-term properties of commercially available ECG-electrodes were studied by investigating the parameters: polarization potential, electrical impedance, adhesion, and skin reactions during a period of 7 days. As expected, the most stable polarization potentials were obtained for Ag/AgCl electrodes. Certain simple disposable electrodes showed large polarization potential variations. The most stable electrode impedance was obtained for disposable electrodes with stable adhesion and equipped with an electrode cup or similar. Unchanged adhesion and mechanical properties during the test period were shown by the disposable electrodes with a large self-adhesive collar.

  • 3. Axelsson, P
    et al.
    Thorn, SE
    Wattwil, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård.
    Betamethasone does not prevent nausea and vomiting induced by ipecacuanha2004Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 48, nr 10, s. 1283-1286Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Corticosteroids reduce the incidence of PONV but the mode of action is not known. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if betamethasone has serotonin (5-HT) antagonistic effects. Ipecacuanha is known to release serotonin and therefore it was used to induce nausea and vomiting. The 5-HT3 antagonist ondansetron was used as a control substance. Methods: In a randomized, double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled study 10 healthy male and female volunteers (6 M/4F), mean age 19.5 (18-23) years, mean weight 69.7 (53-84) kg, were studied on three occasions separated by at least 1 week. They were randomly allocated to receive pretreatment with betamethasone 8 mg, ondansetron 8 mg, or normal saline 2 ml as placebo on each occasion, 15 min before oral ingestion of 30 ml of Ipecacuanha syrup. After ingestion of ipecacuanha, vomitings were recorded and the intensity of nausea was estimated with a visual analog scale during 2 h. Results: During the first 2 h after ingestion of ipecacuanha nine of the 10 volunteers vomited both after betamethasone and placebo. No volunteer vomited after ondansetron (P < 0.01 vs. betamethasone and placebo). The max VAS for nausea was significantly higher after betamethasone and placebo compared to ondansetron (P < 0.01). There were no statistically significant differences of the max VAS for nausea between betamethasone and placebo. Conclusion: This study in volunteers has shown that betamethasone does not prevent nausea and vomiting induced by oral intake of ipecacuanha syrup. As ipecacuanha releases 5-hydroxytryptamin, it can be concluded that betamethasone does not have 5-HT3 antagonistic effects.

  • 4.
    Backstrom, D.
    et al.
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Anestesi- och operationscentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN.
    Al-Ayoubi, Fawzi
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Rekonstruktionscentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Yrkes- och miljömedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Brännskadevård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Letter: Outcome of trauma patients2010Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 54, nr 7, s. 902-903Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 5.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    et al.
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning.
    Hahn, R. G.
    Sodertalje Hospital, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning.
    Agreement between Pleth Variability Index and oesophageal Doppler to predict fluid responsiveness2016Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 60, nr 2, s. 183-192Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Optimisation of stroke volume using oesophageal Doppler is an established technique to guide intraoperative fluid therapy. The method has practical limitations and therefore alternative indices of fluid responsiveness, such as ventilator-induced variation in the pulse oximetric signal (Pleth Variability Index (PVI)) could be considered. We hypothesised that both methods predict fluid responsiveness in a similar way. Methods: Seventy-five patients scheduled for open major abdominal surgery were randomised to fluid optimisation using fluid bolus algorithms based on either PVI (n = 35) or Doppler (n = 39). All patients were monitored with both methods; the non-guiding method was blind. Primary endpoint was the concordance between the methods to predict fluid responsiveness. We also analysed the ability of each method to predict a stroke volume increase &gt;= 10% after a fluid bolus, as well as the accumulated intraoperative bolus fluid volume. Results: PVI indicated a need for fluid in one-third of the situations when Doppler did so, Cohens kappa = 0.03. A fluid bolus indicated by the PVI algorithm increased stroke volume by &gt;= 10% in half the situations. The same was found for the Doppler algorithm. The mean total bolus volume given was 878 ml when the fluid management was governed by PVI compared to 826 ml with Doppler (P = 0.71). Conclusion: PVI-and Doppler-based stroke volume optimisations agreed poorly, which did not affect the amount of fluid administered. None of the algorithms showed a good ability to predict fluid responsiveness. Our results do not support the fluid responsiveness concept.

  • 6.
    Bartha, Erzsebet
    et al.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Davidson, Thomas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Berg, Hans E.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Kalman, Sigridur
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    A 1-year perspective on goal-directed therapy in elderly with hip fracture: Secondary outcomes2019Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 63, nr 5, s. 610-614Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background We have previously reported inconclusive results from a randomized controlled trial in elderly with hip-fracture comparing intra-operative goal-directed therapy with routine fluid treatment. Now we aimed to describe and compare secondary outcomes at 4 months and 1 year follow-up and to analyze the cost-effectiveness. Methods Patients with hip fracture (age amp;gt;= 70) were randomized for GDT or routine fluid treatment (RFT). The secondary outcomes were long-term survival, complications, number of hospital readmissions, and quality of life (EQ-5D) changes. Additionally, cost effectiveness was analyzed by an analytic tool which combines the clinical effectiveness, quality of life changes and costs. Results Patient data (GDT n = 74; RFT n = 75) were analyzed on an intention to treat basis. Statistically significant differences (GDT vs RFT) were not found considering survival (RR 0.76, 95%CI 0.45-1.28) and complications (RR 0.68, 95% CI 0.4-1.10) at 12 months. No statistically significant difference was found between hospital readmissions and quality of life changes. Conclusion The statistical uncertainty of risk reduction of negative outcomes and the large variability of the collected data indicate the need of further research in large sample sizes. To enable future health economic evaluation for decision support surrounding implementation of GDT, we suggest adding patient-oriented outcomes in future trials.

  • 7.
    Bartha, Erzsebet
    et al.
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Rudin, Å.
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
    Flisberg, P.
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, .
    Lundberg, CJ.
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
    Carlsson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa och samhälle, Centrum för utvärdering av medicinsk teknologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Kalman, Sigga
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Could benefits of epidural analgesia following oesophagectomy be measured by perceived perioperative patient workload?2008Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 52, nr 10, s. 1313-1318Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A controversy exists whether beneficial analgesic effects of epidural analgesia over intravenous analgesia influence the rate of post-operative complications and the length of hospital stay. There is some evidence that favours epidural analgesia following major surgery in high-risk patients. However, there is a controversy as to whether epidural analgesia reduces the intensive care resources following major surgery. In this study, we aimed at comparing the post-operative costs of intensive care in patients receiving epidural or intravenous analgesia.

    Methods: Clinical data and rates of post-operative complications were extracted from a previously reported trial following thoraco-abdominal oesophagectomy. Cost data for individual patients included in that trial were retrospectively obtained from administrative records. Two separate phases were defined: costs of pain treatment and the direct cost of intensive care.

    Results: Higher calculated costs of epidural vs. intravenous pain treatment, 1,037 vs. 410 Euros/patient, were outweighed by lower post-operative costs of intensive care 5,571 vs. 7,921 Euros/patient (NS).

    Conclusion: Higher costs and better analgesic effects of epidural analgesia compared with intravenous analgesia do not reduce total costs for post-operative care following major surgery.

  • 8.
    Berg, Sören
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken.
    Golster, M
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, MKC - Medicin och kirurgicentrum, Anestesi.
    Lisander, Björn
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, MKC - Medicin och kirurgicentrum, Anestesi.
    Albumin extravasation and tissue washout of hyaluronan after plasma volume expansion with crystalloid or hypooncotic colloid solutions2002Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 46, nr 2, s. 166-172Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Intravascular volume expansion is followed by loss of fluid from the circulation. The extravasation of albumin in this readjustment is insufficiently known. Methods: Twelve male volunteers participated, each in three separate sessions, in a controlled, randomised, open fashion. They received one of the following: albumin 40g/L,(7.1mL/kg, i.e. 500mL per 70kg), Ringer's acetate (21.4mL/kg), or dextran 30g/L (7.1mL/kg). The fluids were infused during 30min and the subjects were followed for 180min. ECG, arterial oxygen saturation and non-invasive arterial pressure were recorded. Haemoglobin, haematocrit, serum albumin and osmolality, plasma colloid osmotic pressure and hyaluronan concentration were determined in venous samples. Results: The serum albumin concentration decreased (P < 0.05, ANOVA) following Ringer's acetate or dextran, whereas serum osmolality was unchanged in all groups. The colloid osmotic pressure decreased (P<0.05) after the Ringer solution. The blood volume increase was estimated from the decrease in haemoglobin concentration and did not differ between the three fluids. The cumulated extravasation of albumin was largest following albumin (10.4 ▒ 5.4g, mean ▒ SD), less following dextran (5.6 ▒ 5.0 g) and negligible in the Ringer group (0.5 ▒ 10.0 g, P < 0.05 against albumin). However, the Ringer solution increased the plasma concentration of hyaluronan drastically. Conclusions: Infusion of hypotonic colloidal solutions entails net loss of albumin from the vascular space. This is not the case after Ringer's acetate. Increased interstitial hydration from the latter fluid is followed by lymphatic wash out of hyaluronan. ⌐ Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica.

  • 9.
    Berkius, Johan
    et al.
    Västervik hospital.
    Mårdh, C
    Central Hospital, Kristianstad.
    Karlström, G
    Landstinget i Värmland.
    Walther, Sten
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken.
    Characteristics and long-term outcome of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An analysis of cases in the Swedish Intensive Care Registry during 2002-20062008Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 52, nr 6, s. 759-765Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a major and growing health problem. The purpose of this work was to examine characteristics, resource use and long-term survival in patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD that were admitted to Swedish intensive care units (ICU). Methods: Patient characteristics at admission, length of stay (LOS), resource use and outcome were collected for admissions due to COPD during 2002-2006 in the database of the Swedish Intensive Care Registry. Vital status was secured for 99.6% of the patients. Kaplan-Meier survival estimates were computed for index admissions only. Results: We identified 1009 patients with 1199 admissions due to COPD (1.3% of all intensive care admissions). The mean (SD) age was 70.2 (9.1) years and the proportion of women were 61.5%. Mean (SD) Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II probability of hospital death was 0.31 (0.19). Median LOS was 28 (interquartile range 52) h. The number of readmissions was 190 during the 5-year study. Older patients had fewer readmissions (OR 0.96, 95% CI: 0.95-0.98/year increase in age). ICU mortality was 7.3% (87 of 1199 admissions) and 30-day mortality was 26.0% (262 of 1009 index admissions). Median survival was 14.5 months and 31% of patients survived 3 years after the index admission. Conclusions: Short (30 days) and long-term survival is poor in acute COPD. Readmissions are frequent reflecting the severity of this chronic illness. Patients are less likely to be readmitted with increasing age which may be due to withholding of further intensive care. © 2008 The Authors.

  • 10.
    Berkius, Johan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Kardiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Sundh, J
    Örebro University Hospital, Sweden .
    Nilholm, L
    Örebro University Hospital, Sweden .
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Yrkes- och miljömedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Walther, Sten
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken i Östergötland.
    What determines immediate use of invasive ventilation in patients with COPD?2013Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 57, nr 3, s. 312-319Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background The choice between non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and invasive ventilation in patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) may be irrational. The aim of this study was to examine those patient characteristics, and circumstances deemed important in the choice made between NIV and invasive ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU). Methods We first examined 95 admissions of AECOPD patients on nine ICUs and identified variables associated with invasive ventilation. Thereafter, a questionnaire was sent to ICU personnel to study the relative importance of different factors with a possible influence on the decision to use invasive ventilation at once. Results Univariable analysis showed that increasing age [odds ratio (OR) 1.06 per year] and increasing body mass index (BMI) (OR 1.11 per kg/m2) were associated with immediate invasive ventilation, while there was no such association with arterial blood gases or breath rate. BMI was the only factor that remained associated with immediate invasive ventilation in the multivariable analysis [OR 1.12 (95% confidence interval 1.031.23) kg/m2]. Ranking of responses to the questionnaire showed that consciousness, respiratory symptoms and blood gases were powerful factors determining invasive ventilation, whereas high BMI and age were ranked low. Non-patient-related factors were also deemed important (physician in charge, presence of guidelines, ICU workload). Conclusion Factors other than those deemed most important in guidelines appear to have an inappropriate influence on the choice between NIV and immediate intubation in AECOPD in the ICU. These factors must be identified to further increase the appropriate use of NIV.

  • 11.
    Björnström, Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Eintrei, Christina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    The difference between sleep and anaesthesia is in the intracellular signal: propofol and GABA use different subtypes of the GABAA receptor β subunit and vary in their interaction with actin2003Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 47, nr 2, s. 157-164Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Propofol is known to interact with the γ-aminobutyric acidA (GABAA) receptor, however, activating the receptor alone is not sufficient for producing anaesthesia.

    Methods: To compare propofol and GABA, their interaction with the GABAA receptor β subunit and actin were studied in three cellular fractions of cultured rat neurons using Western blot technique.

    Results: Propofol tyrosine phosphorylated the GABAA receptor β2 (MW 54 and 56 kDa) and β3 (MW 57 kDa) subtypes. The increase was shown in both the cytoskeleton (β2(54) and β2(56) subtypes) and the cell membrane (β2(54) and β3 subtypes). Concurrently the 56 kDa β2 subtype was reduced in the cytosol. Propofol, but not GABA, also tyrosine phosphorylated actin in the cell membrane and cytoskeletal fraction. Without extracellular calcium available, the amount of actin decreased in the cytoskeleton, but tyrosine phosphorylation was unchanged. GABA caused increased tyrosine phosphorylation of β2(56) and β3 subtypes in the membrane and both β2 subtypes in the cytoskeleton but no cytosolic tyrosine phosphorylation.

    Conclusion: The difference between propofol and GABA at the GABAA receptor was shown to take place in the membrane, where the β2(54) was increased by propofol and instead the β2(56) subtype was increased by GABA. Only propofol also tyrosine phosphorylated actin in the cell membrane and cytoskeletal fraction. This interaction between the GABAA receptor and actin might explain the difference between anaesthesia and physiological neuronal inhibition.

  • 12.
    Borup, T.
    et al.
    Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark.
    Hahn, Robert G.
    Clinical Research Centre, Södertälje, Sweden.
    Holte, K.
    Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark.
    Ravn, L.
    Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark.
    Kehlet, H.
    Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Intra-operative colloid administration increases the clearance of a post-operative fluid load2009Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 53, nr 3, s. 311-317Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether an intra-operative colloid infusion alters the dynamics of a crystalloid load administered post-operatively.

    METHODS: Ten patients received 12.5 ml/kg of Ringer's lactate over 30 min 1-3 days before and 4 h after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, during which 10 ml/kg of a colloid solution, hydroxyethylstarch (HES 130/0.4), was infused. The total body clearance of the pre- and post-operative test infusions was taken as the ratio between the urinary excretion and the Hb-derived dilution of venous plasma over 150 min. The plasma clearance of the infused fluid was calculated using volume kinetics based on the plasma dilution alone. The pre-operative plasma clearance was compared with the post-operative plasma clearance and patients served as their own control.

    RESULTS: The urinary excretion averaged 350 ml for the pre-operative infusion and 612 ml post-operatively, which corresponds to 46% and 68% of the pre- and post-operative infusions, respectively. The total body clearance of the crystalloid fluid was 30 ml/min before surgery and 124 ml/min after surgery (P<0.01). The plasma clearance, as obtained from the plasma dilution alone, was 28 and 412 ml/min, respectively. The maximal increase in plasma volume was 410 ml pre-operatively vs. 220 ml post-operatively.

    CONCLUSIONS: Infusion of a colloid solution in combination with a crystalloid during laparoscopic cholecystectomy increased the plasma clearance of a post-operative crystalloid infusion.

  • 13.
    Bäckryd, Emmanuel
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Smärt och rehabiliteringscentrum.
    The opioid and pain intensity index-A proposal2019Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 63, nr 1, s. 133-134Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 14.
    Bäckryd, Emmanuel
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Rehabiliteringsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Larsson, Barbro
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Rehabiliteringsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Närsjukvården i centrala Östergötland, Landstingets habilitering i centrala Östergötland.
    Movement-evoked breakthrough cancer pain despite intrathecal analgesia: a prospective series2011Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 55, nr 9, s. 1139-1146Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Intrathecal analgesia (ITA) is a valuable treatment option for intractable cancer-related pain. However, the issue of movement-evoked breakthrough pain (BTP) has not been specifically investigated in the ITA setting. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of ITA on spontaneous resting pain intensity (SRPI), doses of non-ITA opioids, and specifically on movement-evoked pain intensity (MEPI). less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods: We prospectively studied 28 consecutive patients who graded SRPI and MEPI on a 0-10 numerical rating scale (NRS) at the time of ITA procedure, after 1 week, and after 1 month. Mild pain was defined as NRS andlt;= 3 and severe pain as NRS andgt;= 7. Concomitant doses of opioids were registered. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: After 1 week, no patient had severe SRPI compared with 31% before ITA, and the proportion of patients with mild SRPI had increased from 27% to 76%. Meanwhile, the median daily dose of non-ITA opioids decreased from 575 to 120 mg of oral morphine equivalents. The effect on SRPI and on doses of non-ITA opioids remained essentially unchanged during the study month, but the proportion of patients having severe MEPI did not change significantly: 44% still had severe MEPI after 1 week and 40% after 1 month. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion: Movement-evoked BTP was a major clinical problem throughout the study month despite otherwise successful ITA. Improving the quality of life of patients with intractable cancer-related pain should include developing strategies to better deal with movement-evoked BTP.

  • 15.
    Chew, Michelle
    et al.
    University of Aarhus Denamrk.
    Brandberg, Joakim
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Sloth, Erik
    Aarhus University Hospital Aarhus Denmark.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Janerot-Sjöberg, Birgitta
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Non-invasive cardiac output measurement using colour Doppler ultrasound - the SIVV approach1999Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 114, s. 91-92Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 16.
    Chew, Michelle
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US (ANOPIVA).
    Rehn, Marius
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway; Norwegian Air Ambulance Fdn, Norway; Univ Stavanger, Norway.
    Olkkola, Klaus T.
    Univ Helsinki, Finland; Helsinki Univ Hosp, Finland.
    Sverrisson, Kristinn Orn
    Landspitali Univ Hosp, Iceland.
    Yli-Hankala, Arvi
    Tampere Univ Hosp, Finland; Univ Tampere, Finland.
    Moller, Morten Hylander
    Rigshosp, Denmark.
    Clinical practice guideline on prevention of rhabdomyolysis induced acute kidney injury: Endorsement by the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine2019Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Practice Committee endorses the recent DASAIM/DSIT guideline for prevention of rhabdomyolysis-induced acute kidney injury. However, we emphasize the low quality of evidence with only weak recommendations for all interventions, highlighting that further research is very likely to have an important impact on the confidence in the estimate of effect and is likely to change the estimates.

  • 17.
    Chew, M.S.
    et al.
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Malmö University Hospital, Entrance 42, S-20502 Malmö, Sweden, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
    Johansson, A.
    Department of Anaesthesia, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
    Anderson, C.
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Medicincentrum, Hudkliniken i Östergötland.
    Ersson, A.
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
    Tonnesen, E.
    Tønnesen, E., Department Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Decreases in myocardial glucose and increases in pyruvate but not ischaemia are observed during porcine endotoxaemia2008Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 52, nr 7, s. 959-968Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Myocardial dysfunction occurs commonly in septic shock. It is not known whether this is due to local ischaemia and metabolic disturbances. Our hypothesis was that endotoxaemic myocardial dysfunction may be associated with interstitial ischaemic and metabolic changes, measured using interstitial microdialysis (MD). Methods: Eighteen pigs were randomized to control (n=6) or endotoxin infusion (n=12). MD catheters were inserted into the myocardium for measurement of interstitial glucose, pyruvate and lactate concentrations. Plasma glucose and lactate concentrations and systemic haemodynamic parameters were measured simultaneously. Results: Compared with the control group, the endotoxaemic animals had significantly decreased left ventricular stroke work and venous oxygen saturation (SvO2), and increased mean pulmonary artery pressure and plasma lactate. In the endotoxaemic group, decreases in interstitial glucose were observed, occurring simultaneously with increases in interstitial pruvate. Interstitial lactate : pyruvate ratios decreased with time in all animals. Conclusions: Despite severe systemic and pulmonary haemodynamic changes, interstitial MD measurements revealed no evidence of anaerobic metabolism in the myocardium of endotoxaemic pigs. There were, however, changes in glucose and pyruvate concentrations, suggesting local energy metabolic disturbances. © 2008 The Authors.

  • 18.
    Darvish, B.
    et al.
    Orebro University Hospital.
    Gupta, Anil
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Alahuhta, S.
    University Oulu.
    Dahl, V.
    Asker and Baerum Hospital.
    Helbo-Hansen, S.
    Odense University Hospital.
    Thorsteinsson, A.
    Landspitali University Hospital.
    Irestedt, L.
    Karolinska University Hospital.
    Dahlgren, G.
    Karolinska University Hospital.
    Management of accidental dural puncture and post-dural puncture headache after labour: a Nordic survey2011Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 55, nr 1, s. 46-53Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background A major risk with epidural analgesia is accidental dural puncture (ADP), which may result in post-dural puncture headache (PDPH). This survey was conducted to explore the incidence of ADP, the policy for management of PDPH and the educational practices in epidural analgesia during labour in the Nordic countries. Methods A postal questionnaire was sent to the anaesthesiologist responsible for Obstetric anaesthesia service in all maternity units (n=153) with questions relating to the year 2008. Results The overall response rate was 93%. About 32% (22-47%) of parturients received epidural analgesia for labour. There were databases for registering obstetric epidural complications in 13% of Danish, 24% of Norwegian and Swedish, 43% of Finnish and 100% of hospitals in Iceland. The estimated incidence of ADP was 1% (n approximate to 900). Epidural blood patch (EBP) was performed in 86% (n approximate to 780) of the parturients. The most common time interval from diagnosis to performing EBP was 24-48 h. The success rate for EBP was greater than 75% in 67% (62-79%) of hospitals. The use of diagnostic CT/MRI before the first or the second EBP was exceptional. No major complication was reported. Teaching of epidurals was commonest (86%) in the non-obstetric population and 53% hospitals desired a formal training programme in obstetric analgesia. Conclusion We found the incidence of ADP to be approximately 1%. EBP was the commonest method used for its management, and the success rate was high in most hospitals. Formal training in epidural analgesia was absent in most countries and trainees first performed it in the non-obstetric population.

  • 19.
    de Geer, Lina
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Oscarsson Tibblin, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för neuro- och inflammationsvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Arbets- och miljömedicin.
    Walther, Sten M.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för kardiovaskulär medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken i Östergötland.
    No association with cardiac death after sepsis: A nationwide observational cohort study2019Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 63, nr 3, s. 344-351Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a well-known complication of sepsis, but its long-term consequences and implications for patients remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate cardiac outcome in sepsis by assessing causes of death up to 2 years after treatment in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a nationwide register-based cohort collected from the Swedish Intensive Care Registry.

    METHODS: A cohort of 13 669 sepsis and septic shock ICU patients from 2008 to 2014 was collected together with a non-septic control group, matched regarding age, sex and severity of illness (n = 6582), and all without preceding severe cardiac disease. For a large proportion of the severe sepsis and septic shock patients (n = 7087), no matches were found. Information on causes of death up to 2 years after ICU admission was sought in the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare's Cause of Death Registry.

    RESULTS: Intensive Care Unit mortality was nearly identical in a matched comparison of sepsis patients to controls (24% in both groups) but higher in more severely ill sepsis patients for whom no matches were found (33% vs 24%, P < 0.001). There was no association of sepsis to cardiac deaths in the first month (OR 1.03, 95%CI 0.87 to 1.20, P = 0.76) nor up to 2 years after ICU admission (OR 1.01, 95%CI 0.82 to 1.25, P = 0.94) in an adjusted between-group comparison.

    CONCLUSIONS: There was no association with an increased risk of death related to cardiac disease in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock when compared to other ICU patients with similar severity of illness.

  • 20.
    Dobrydnjov, Igor
    et al.
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Axelsson, Kjell
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Gupta, A.
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Lundin, A.
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Holmström, B.
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Granath, B.
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Improved analgesia with clonidine when added to local anesthetic during combined spinal-epidural anesthesia for hip arthroplasty: a double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled study2005Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 49, nr 4, s. 538-545Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:  The perioperative effects of intrathecal and epidural clonidine combined with local anesthetic were evaluated in 60 patients undergoing hip arthroplasty.

    Methods:  This was a double-blinded study and the patients were randomized into three groups, with 20 patients in each group. All patients received spinal anesthesia with 17.5 mg of plain bupivacaine with 15 µg of clonidine (Group BC-RC) or without clonidine (Groups B-R and B-RC). Postoperatively, epidural infusion was administered in the following way: Group B-R – ropivacaine 4 mg h−1; Groups B-RC and BC-RC: ropivacaine 4 mg h−1 and clonidine 40 µg h−1. Sensory block was assessed with light touch, pinprick, transcutaneous electrical stimulation at T12 and L2 dermatomes, and perception of thermal stimuli.

    Results:  The maximal upper level of sensory block measured by pin-prick (T6–T7) did not differ between the groups while the partial sensory block for cold and warmth were increased two dermatomes above pin-prick level in the group with intrathecal clonidine compared to the other two groups (P < 0.05). Duration of anesthesia, analgesia and motor block were longer in Group BC-RC compared to Groups B-R and B-RC (P < 0.02). Postoperatively, both VAS score on movement and PCA-morphine consumption were higher in Group B-R than in Groups B-RC and BC-RC (P < 0.01). The arterial pressure and heart rate in Groups B-RC and BC-RC were significantly lower than in Group B-R at 10–24 and 15–24 h, respectively, after spinal injection.

    Conclusion:  Low-dose intrathecal clonidine provided a better quality of anesthesia and longer-lasting analgesia. Epidural clonidine-ropivacaine infusion resulted in improved postoperative analgesia but was associated with a moderate decrease in blood pressure.

  • 21.
    Dobrydnjov, Igor
    et al.
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden .
    Axelsson, Kjell
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia.
    Samarütel, Juri
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden .
    Holmström, Björn
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden .
    Postoperative pain relief following intrathecal bupivacaine combined with intrathecal or oral clonidine2002Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 46, nr 7, s. 806-814Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the postoperative analgesic and adverse effects of equal doses of oral or intrathecal clonidine in spinal anaesthesia with bupivacaine plain.

    Methods: Forty-five ASA I-III orthopaedic patients scheduled for osteosynthesis of a traumatic femur fracture were randomised in a double-blind fashion to one of 3 groups. Patients received 15 mg of plain bupivacaine intrathecally (group B) or an intrathecal mixture of bupivacaine 15 mg and clonidine 150 mg (group CIT). In group CPO oral clonidine 150 mg was administered 60 min before intrathecal injection of bupivacaine 15 mg.

    Results: Oral and intrathecal clonidine prolonged the time until the first request for analgesics, 313 ± 29 and 337 ± 29 min, respectively, vs. 236 ± 27 min in group B (P < 0.01). The total 24- h PCA morphine dose was significantly lower in group CIT(19.3 ± 1.3 mg) compared to groups B and CPO(33.4 ± 2.0 and 31.2 ± 3.1 mg). MAP was decreased significantly during the first hour after intrathecal clonidine(14%) and during the first 5 h after oral clonidine(14–19%). HR decreased in CIT during the 5th and 6th postoperative hours(7–9%) and during the first 2 h(9%) in CPO (P < 0.01). The degree of sedation was more pronounced in group CPO during the first 3 h. Four patients had pruritus in group B.

    Conclusions: Addition of intrathecal clonidine prolonged analgesia and decreased morphine consumption postoperatively more than oral clonidine. Hypotension was more pronounced after oral than after intrathecal clonidine. Intrathecal clonidine is therefore recommended.

  • 22.
    Dobrydnjov, Igor
    et al.
    Departments of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Kohtla-Järve Hospital, Kohtla-Järve.
    Samarütel, J.
    University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.
    Enhancement of intrathecal lidocaine by addition of local and systemic clonidine1999Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 43, nr 5, s. 556-562Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Enhancement of local anaesthetic-produced regional blocks by clonidine seems well established. There are insufficient data about dose-effect relationship of combinations of clonidine with individual agents, efficiency of local versus systemic administration of clonidine, and comparative evaluation of clonidine with vasoconstrictors. Because of unavailability of long-acting local anaesthetics at the time of study, our aim was to evaluate augmentation of lidocaine spinal block with local or systemic clonidine and to compare the results with the efficacy of intrathecal phenylephrine.

    Methods: Ninety pts of age 50–72 yrs with ASA 1–4 physical status, scheduled for open prostatectomies, hysterectomies or ostheosynthesis of fractured hip were randomized to one of 6 treatment groups, 15 pts in each. Patients received intrathecally (L3–L4) either 100 mg of plain lidocaine (group L100); or a mixture of lidocaine 40 and 80 mg with clonidine 100 μg (groups L40-C100 and L80-C100); or a combination of lidocaine 40 and 80 mg with clonidine 300 μg orally 60 min before spinal puncture (L40-C300 and L80-C300). Addition of intrathecal phenylephrine 5 mg to 80 mg of lidocaine was also investigated (L80-P5).

    Results: There were no significant intergroup differences concerning demographic data or type of surgery. All operations (duration up to 150 min) were completed without need for analgesic supplementation. The addition of clonidine resulted in a significant reduction of the onset time of spinal block and prolongation of the duration of sensory and motor blocks compared to plain lidocaine or lidocaine with phenylephrine. In spite of the well-known hypotensive action of α2-agonists, haemodynamic depression only in group L80-C300 was significantly more pronounced than in L100 and L80-P5 groups. The least decrease of BP and minimal need of rescue ephedrine among all patients studied were recorded in the group receiving low dosage of lidocaine with intrathecal clonidine (L40-C100). Sedation occurred in most patients receiving clonidine.

    Conclusion: Our results indicate that addition of clonidine to lidocaine, irrespective of the route of administration, prolongs the duration of spinal block and permits a reduction of the lidocaine dose needed for a given duration of block. Addition of phenylephrine results in a less pronounced statistically significant prolongation of anaesthesia. The regression of sensory block before restoration of motor function seems to be a specific (and unfortunate) effect of both clonidine and phenylephrine.

  • 23.
    Drobin, D.
    et al.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hjelmqvist, H.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Piros, D.
    South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hahn, Robert G.
    Södertälje Hospital, Sweden.
    Monitoring of fluid absorption with nitrous oxide during transurethral resection of the prostate2008Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 52, nr 4, s. 509-513Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The fluid absorption that occurs during transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) can be indicated and quantified by the ethanol method. Recently, nitrous oxide (N(2)O) was tested in animals and volunteers and seemed to be more accurate and safe. The present study compared these two methods in surgical patients.

    METHODS: Eighty-six TURPs were performed at two hospitals using an irrigating fluid that contained 3% mannitol, 1% ethanol and 0.004% N(2)O (40 ml/l). The ethanol concentration was measured by end-expiratory tests every 10 min. The N(2)O concentration was measured by a flared nasal cannula every second. Fluid absorption was calculated based on a regression equation (ethanol method) from the area under the curve based on the samples where CO(2) >median (N(2)O method).

    RESULTS: Thirteen patients (15%) absorbed >300 ml of fluid as indicated by the ethanol method. The median volume was 707 ml (range 367-1422). Ethanol yielded higher figures for fluid absorption up to 700-800 ml, whereafter the N(2)O method indicated that the absorption was larger. Over the entire range, the mean difference between the two methods at the end of any 10-min period of TURP was only +45 ml, although the 95% limits of agreement were quite separated (-479 to +569 ml).

    CONCLUSIONS: The N(2)O method does not require forced breath sampling and was successfully apply clinically. However, there was a dose-dependent difference in result between the ethanol and N(2)O methods, which markedly separated the limits of agreement for a wider range of fluid absorption events.

  • 24.
    Ekbäck, Gustav
    et al.
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and Regional Blood Center, Örebro Medical Center Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Schött, U.
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and Regional Blood Center, Örebro Medical Center Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Axelsson, K.
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and Regional Blood Center, Örebro Medical Center Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Carlberg, M.
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and Regional Blood Center, Örebro Medical Center Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Perioperative autotransfusion and functional coagulation analysis in total hip replacement1995Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 39, nr 3, s. 390-395Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Functional coagulation analyses like Sonoclot and thromboelastography have not been evaluated during perioperative autotransfusion. We have prospectively studied three different transfusion regimes in 45 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Blood losses were replaced either with heterologous erythrocyte concentrate (group I), intra- and postoperative autotransfusion of blood salvaged with cellsaver technique (group II) or predonated autologous erythrocyte concentrates together with salvaged blood (group III). Routine and functional coagulation analyses with a Sonoclot were performed preoperatively, 6 hours postoperatively (6 h), day 1–5 and 10. An early postoperative hypo- and late postoperadve hypercoagulative phase could be detected with Sonoclot signs of platelet function and fibrin deposition in all groups. Sonoclot coagulation analyses better correlated to both blood loss and dextran dosage than APTT and platelet count in the routine coagulation analyses. Functional coagulation analysis has a potential use in individualizing plasmasubstitution and thromboprophylaxis regimes during autotransfusion in THR.

  • 25. Ekman, A
    et al.
    Lindholm, ML
    Lennmarken, Claes
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Anestesi- och operationscentrum, Intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Sandin, R
    Reduction in the incidence of awareness using BIS monitoring2004Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 48, nr 1, s. 20-26Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Explicit recall (ER) is evident in approximately 0.2% of patients given general anaesthesia including muscle relaxants. This prospective study was performed to evaluate if cerebral monitoring using BIS to guide the conduction of anaesthesia could reduce this incidence significantly. Patients and methods: A prospective cohort of 4945 consecutive surgical patients requiring muscle relaxants and/or intubation were monitored with BIS and subsequently interviewed for ER on three occasions. BIS values between 40 and 60 were recommended. The results from the BIS-monitored group of patients was compared with a historical group of 7826 similar cases in a previous study when no cerebral monitoring was used. Results: Two patients in the BIS-monitored group, 0.04%, had ER as compared with 0.18% in the control group (P < 0.038). Both BIS-monitored patients with ER were aware during intubation when they had high BIS values (>60) for 4 min and more than 10 min, respectively. However, periods with high BIS = 4 min were also evident in other patients with no ER. Episodes with high BIS, 4 min or more, were found in 19% of the monitored patients during induction, and in 8% of cases during maintenance. Conclusions: The use of BIS monitoring during general anaesthesia requiring endotracheal intubation and/or muscle relaxants was associated with a significantly reduced incidence of awareness as compared with a historical control population.

  • 26.
    Ewaldsson, C-A
    et al.
    South Hospital, and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hahn, Robert G.
    South Hospital, and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Bolus injection of Ringer's solution and dextran 1 kDa during induction of spinal anesthesia2005Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 49, nr 2, s. 152-159Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Arterial hypotension following induction of spinal anesthesia is difficult to prevent with infusion fluids. In a randomized, unblinded and controlled study we evaluated whether a rapid fluid administration planned according to volume kinetic analysis is followed by a more stable blood pressure.

    METHODS: Spinal anesthesia was induced in 75 surgical patients, using one of three different fluid regimens: intravenous 'bolus injection' of 5 ml kg(-1) of Ringer's acetate over 3 min, 2 ml kg(-1) of low-molecular weight (1 kDa) dextran over 3 min, or a constant-rate infusion of 15 ml kg(-1) of Ringer's acetate over 40 min (controls). The kinetics of the fluid was studied in five patients in each group and also in eight volunteers.

    RESULTS: The decrease in mean arterial pressure averaged 28%, 27% and 26%, respectively, and was fully developed 16 min after the induction. The height of the block, but not the fluid programme, correlated with the hypotension. Nausea or near-fainting associated with marked hypotension or bradycardia was recorded in none, five (20%) and two (8%) of the patients, respectively. Both bolus injections were followed by translocation of fluid from the peripheral tissues to the bloodstream, which maintained the plasma dilution at about 10% for at least 30 min until surgery began.

    CONCLUSION: A brisk infusion of Ringer's solution or dextran 1 kDa over 3 min was followed by the same decrease in arterial pressure as a longer and 3-5-times larger infusion of Ringer's solution over 40 min during induction of spinal anesthesia.

  • 27.
    Flaatten, H.
    et al.
    Gen ICU, Norway; University of Bergen, Norway.
    Walther, Sten
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för kardiovaskulär medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken i Östergötland.
    Activity- or severity-based scoring in the ICU?2017Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 61, nr 1Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 28.
    Frykholm, P.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Sweden .
    Pikwer, A.
    Lund University, Sweden .
    Hammarskjöld, Fredrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för mikrobiologi och molekylär medicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Larsson, A.T.
    Gavle Sandviken County Hospital, Sweden .
    Lindgren, S.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden .
    Lindwall, R.
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
    Taxbro, K.
    Ryhov County Hospital, Sweden .
    Oberg, F.
    Karolinska University Hospital Solna, Sweden .
    Acosta, S.
    Lund University, Sweden .
    Akeson, J.
    Lund University, Sweden .
    Clinical guidelines on central venous catheterisation2014Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 58, nr 5, s. 508-524Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Safe and reliable venous access is mandatory in modern health care, but central venous catheters (CVCs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, This paper describes current Swedish guidelines for clinical management of CVCs The guidelines supply updated recommendations that may be useful in other countries as well. Literature retrieval in the Cochrane and Pubmed databases, of papers written in English or Swedish and pertaining to CVC management, was done by members of a task force of the Swedish Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. Consensus meetings were held throughout the review process to allow all parts of the guidelines to be embraced by all contributors. All of the content was carefully scored according to criteria by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. We aimed at producing useful and reliable guidelines on bleeding diathesis, vascular approach, ultrasonic guidance, catheter tip positioning, prevention and management of associated trauma and infection, and specific training and follow-up. A structured patient history focused on bleeding should be taken prior to insertion of a CVCs. The right internal jugular vein should primarily be chosen for insertion of a wide-bore CVC. Catheter tip positioning in the right atrium or lower third of the superior caval vein should be verified for long-term use. Ultrasonic guidance should be used for catheterisation by the internal jugular or femoral veins and may also be used for insertion via the subclavian veins or the veins of the upper limb. The operator inserting a CVC should wear cap, mask, and sterile gown and gloves. For long-term intravenous access, tunnelled CVC or subcutaneous venous ports are preferred. Intravenous position of the catheter tip should be verified by clinical or radiological methods after insertion and before each use. Simulator-assisted training of CVC insertion should precede bedside training in patients. Units inserting and managing CVC should have quality assertion programmes for implementation and follow-up of routines, teaching, training and clinical outcome. Clinical guidelines on a wide range of relevant topics have been introduced, based on extensive literature retrieval, to facilitate effective and safe management of CVCs.

  • 29.
    Gonon, Adrian
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Richter, Arina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för kardiovaskulär medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken US.
    Cederholm, Ingemar
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för kardiovaskulär medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken i Östergötland.
    Khan, Jehangir
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Novak, Jacek
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Milovanovic, Micha
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Närsjukvården i östra Östergötland, Medicinkliniken ViN.
    Janerot-Sjoberg, Birgitta
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Effects of thoracic epidural analgesia on exercise-induced myocardial ischaemia in refractory angina pectoris2019Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 63, nr 4, s. 515-522Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEDA) was offered to patients with refractory angina pectoris. Our primary objectives were to evaluate TEDAs influence on quality of life (QoL, base for power analysis), and hypothesising that TEDA with bupivacaine during 1 month counteracts exercise-induced myocardial hypoperfusion and increase physical performance. Methods Patients with refractory angina and exercise inducible hypoperfusion, as demonstrated by myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), were randomised to 1-month treatment with TEDA with bupivacaine (B-group, n = 9) or saline (P-group, n = 10) in a double-blind fashion. MPI and bicycle ergometry were performed before TEDA and after 1 month while subjective QoL on a visual analogue scale (VAS) reported by the patients was checked weekly. Results During this month VAS (mean [95%CI]) increased similarly in both groups (B-group from 33 [18-50] to 54 [30-78] P P amp;lt; 0.05). The B-group reduced their exertional-induced myocardial hypoperfusion (from 32% [12-52] to 21% [3-39]; n = 9; P amp;lt; 0.05), while the P-group showed no significant change (before 21% [6-35]; at 1 month 23% [6-40]; n = 10). MPI at rest did not change and no improvement in physical performance was detected in neither of the groups. Conclusions In refractory angina, TEDA with bupivacaine inhibits myocardial ischaemia in contrast to TEDA with saline. Regardless of whether bupivacaine or saline is applied intermittently every day, TEDA during 1 month improves the quality of life and reduces angina, even when physical performance remains low. A significant placebo effect has to be considered.

    Fulltekst tilgjengelig fra 2019-10-30 11:44
  • 30.
    Gradin, Maria
    Department of Paediatrics, Örebro Medical Centre Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Need for a reliable pain evaluation scale in the newborn in Sweden2000Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 44, nr 5, s. 552-554Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A major problem in pain treatment in the newborn is the ability to assess the degree of experienced pain. Several different methods for estimating pain in the newborn have been introduced in recent years. The objectives of this study were to see whether pain scoring was used in Swedish neonatal units, and by which method, and furthermore to observe whether any changes had occurred between 1993 and 1998.

    Method: A questionnaire was distributed to all Swedish neonatal units in 1993 and 1998.

    Results: In both 1993 and 1998, 86% of all clinics answered the questionnaire. Two-thirds of these clinics used some method for estimating pain in the newborn at both times. Eight clinics used a structured method in the latter period compared to one in the earlier period. A higher proportion of units having full intensive care measured pain compared to other units.

    Conclusion: The study shows that an unchanging low proportion of neonatal units in Sweden attempt to assess pain. There is a minor increase in the number of departments that use a structured method for pain scoring. Documentation of pain intensity is still inadequate and should be improved.

  • 31.
    Grossmann, Benjamin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US (ANOPIVA).
    Nilsson, Andreas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US (ANOPIVA).
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Bernfort, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US (ANOPIVA).
    Patient-controlled sedation with propofol for endoscopic procedures—A cost analysis2019Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Patient‐controlled sedation (PCS) with propofol accompanied by a bedside nurse anaesthetist is an alternative sedation method for endoscopic procedures compared with midazolam administered by a nurse or endoscopist. Increasing costs in health care demands an economic perspective when introducing alternative methods. We applied a hospital perspective on a cost analysis comparing different methods of sedation and the resource use that were expected to affect cost differences related to the sedation.

    Methods

    Based on two randomised previous studies, the direct costs were determined for different sedation methods during two advanced endoscopic procedures: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and flexible bronchoscopy including endobronchial ultrasound. ERCP comparisons were made between midazolam sedation by the endoscopic team, PCS with a bedside nurse anaesthetist and propofol sedation administered by a nurse anaesthetist. Bronchoscopy comparisons were made between midazolam sedation by the endoscopic team and PCS with a bedside nurse anaesthetist, categorised by premedication morphine‐scopolamine or glycopyrronium.

    Results

    Propofol PCS with a bedside nurse anaesthetist resulted in lower costs per patient for sedation for both ERCP (233 USD) and bronchoscopy (premedication morphine‐scopolamine 267 USD, premedication glycopyrronium 269 USD) compared with midazolam (ERCP 425 USD, bronchoscopy 337 USD). Aborted procedures that needed to be repeated and prolonged hospital stays significantly increased the cost for the midazolam groups.

    Conclusion

    Propofol PCS with a bedside nurse anaesthetist reduces the direct sedation costs for ERCP and bronchoscopy procedures compared with midazolam sedation.

  • 32.
    Gupta, Anil
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Favaios, S.
    EPE.
    Perniola, A.
    Orebro University Hospital.
    Magnuson, A.
    University Orebro.
    Berggren, L.
    Orebro University Hospital.
    A meta-analysis of the efficacy of wound catheters for post-operative pain management2011Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 55, nr 7, s. 785-796Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Local anesthetics (LA) are injected via catheters placed in surgical wounds for post-operative analgesia. The primary aim of this systematic review was to assess whether LA reduce pain intensity when injected via wound catheters. A literature search was performed from Medline via PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane database from 1966 until November 2009. The search strategy included the following key words: pain, postoperative, catheters and local anesthetics. Two co-authors independently read every article that was initially included and extracted data into a pre-defined study record form. A total of 753 studies primarily fit the search criteria and 163 were initially extracted. Of these, 32 studies were included in the meta-analysis. Wound catheters provided no significant analgesia at rest or on activity, except in patients undergoing gynecological and obstetric surgery at 48 h (P = 0.03). The overall morphine consumption was lower (approximate to 13 mg) during 0-24 h (P less than 0.001) in these patients. No significant differences in side effects were found, except for a lower risk of wound breakdown (P = 0.048) and a shorter length of hospital stay (P = 0.04) in patients receiving LA. A statistically significant heterogeneity was seen between the studies in most end-points. LA injected via wound catheters did not reduce pain intensity, except at 48 h in a subgroup of patients undergoing obstetric and gynecological surgery. Rescue analgesic consumption was also lower in this group at 0-24 h. The magnitude of these effects was small and compounded by pronounced heterogeneity.

  • 33.
    Hahn, R. G.
    et al.
    Sodertalje Hospital, Sweden.
    Drobin, D.
    Central Hospital Karlstad, Sweden.
    Zdolsek, Joachim
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Distribution of crystalloid fluid changes with the rate of infusion: a population-based study2016Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 60, nr 5, s. 569-578Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Crystalloid fluid requires 30 min for complete distribution throughout the extracellular fluid space and tends to cause long-standing peripheral edema. A kinetic analysis of the distribution of Ringers acetate with increasing infusion rates was performed to obtain a better understanding of these characteristics of crystalloids. Methods: Data were retrieved from six studies in which 76 volunteers and preoperative patients had received between 300 ml and 2375 ml of Ringers acetate solution at a rate of 20-80 ml/min (0.33-0.83 ml/min/kg). Serial measurements of the blood hemoglobin concentration were used as inputs in a kinetic analysis based on a two-volume model with micro-constants, using software for nonlinear mixed effects. Results: The micro-constants describing distribution (k(12)) and elimination (k(10)) were unchanged when the rate of infusion increased, with half-times of 16 and 26 min, respectively. In contrast, the micro-constant describing how rapidly the already distributed fluid left the peripheral space (k(21)) decreased by 90% when the fluid was infused more rapidly, corresponding to an increase in the half-time from 3 to 30 min. The central volume of distribution (V-c) doubled. Conclusion: The return of Ringers acetate from the peripheral fluid compartment to the plasma was slower with high than with low infusion rates. Edema is a normal consequence of plasma volume expansion with this fluid, even in healthy volunteers. The results are consistent with the view that the viscoelastic properties of the interstitial matrix are responsible for the distribution and redistribution characteristics of crystalloid fluid.

  • 34.
    Hahn, R. G.
    et al.
    Research Unit, Södertälje Hospital, Södertälje, Sweden.
    Zdolsek, Joachim
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN.
    Nephrocheck® results should be corrected for dilution2017Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 61, nr 2, s. 261-262Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 35.
    Hahn, Robert
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Fluid absorption and the ethanol monitoring method2015Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 59, nr 9, s. 1081-1093Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BackgroundFluid absorption is a well-known complication of endoscopic surgeries, such as transurethral prostatic resection and transcervical endometrial resection. Absorption of electrolyte-free fluid in excess of 1L, which occurs in 5% to 10% of the operations, markedly increases the risk of adverse effects from the cardiovascular and neurological systems. Absorption of isotonic saline, which is used with the new bipolar resection technique, will change the scenario of adverse effects in a yet unknown way. Hyponatremia no longer occurs, but marking the saline with ethanol reveals that fluid absorption occurs just as much as with monopolar prostate resections. MethodsEthanol monitoring is a method for non-invasive indication and quantification of fluid absorption that has been well evaluated. By using an irrigating fluid that contains 1% of ethanol, updated information about fluid absorption can be obtained at any time perioperatively by letting the patient breathe into a hand-held alcolmeter. ResultsRegression equations and nomograms with variable complexity are available for estimating how much fluid has been absorbed, both when the alcolmeter is calibrated to show the blood ethanol level and when it is calibrated to show the breath ethanol concentration. Examples of how such estimations should be performed are given in this review article. ConclusionsThe difficulty is that the anesthesiologist must be aware of how the alcolmeter is calibrated (for blood or breath) and be able to distinguish between the intravascular and extravascular absorption routes, which give rise to different patterns and levels of breath ethanol concentrations.

  • 36.
    Hahn, Robert
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Dehydration and fluid volume kinetics before major open abdominal surgery2014Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 58, nr 10, s. 1258-1266Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Assessment of dehydration in the preoperative setting is of potential clinical value. The present study uses urine analysis and plasma volume kinetics, which have both been validated against induced changes in body water in volunteers, to study the incidence and severity of dehydration before open abdominal surgery begins. Methods: Thirty patients (mean age 64 years) had their urine analysed before major elective open abdominal surgery for colour, specific weight, osmolality and creatinine. The results were scored and the mean taken to represent a dehydration index. Thereafter, the patients received an infusion of 5ml/kg of Ringers acetate intravenously for over 15min. Blood was sampled for 70min and the blood haemoglobin concentration used to estimate the plasma volume kinetics. Results: Distribution of fluid occurred more slowly (Pless than0.01) and the elimination half-life was twice as long (median 40min, not significant) in the 11 patients (37%) diagnosed to be moderately dehydrated as compared with euhydrated patients. The dehydration index indicated that the fluid deficit in these patients corresponded to 2.5% of the body weight, whereas the deficit in the others was 1%. In contrast, the 11 patients who later developed postoperative nausea and vomiting had a very short elimination half-life, only 9min (median, Pless than0.01). These patients were usually euhydrated but had microalbuminuria (Pless than0.03) and higher natriuresis (Pless than0.01). Conclusions: The degree of dehydration before major surgery was modest as evidenced both by urine sampling and volume kinetic analysis.

  • 37.
    Hahn, Robert G
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Fluid therapy in uncontrolled hemorrhage - what experimental models have taught us2013Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 57, nr 1, s. 16-28Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Intravenous fluid is life-saving in hypovolemic shock, but fluid sometimes aggravates the bleeding. During the past 25 years, animal models have helped our understanding of the mechanisms involved in this unexpected effect. A key issue is that vasoconstriction is insufficient to arrest the bleeding when damage is made to a major blood vessel. ‘Uncontrolled hemorrhage’ is rather stopped by a blood clot formed at the outside surface of the vessel, and the immature clot is sensitive to mechanical and chemical interactions. The mortality increases if rebleeding occurs. In the aortic tear model in swine, hemorrhage volume and the mortality increase from effective restoration of the arterial pressure. The mortality vs. amount of fluid curve is U-shaped with higher mortality at either end. Without any fluid at all, irreversible shock causes death provided the hemorrhage is sufficiently large. Crystalloid fluid administered in a 3 : 1 proportion to the amount of lost blood initiates serious rebleeding. Hypertonic saline 7.5% in 6% dextran 70 (HSD) also provokes rebleeding resulting in higher mortality in the recommended dosage of 4 ml/kg. Uncontrolled hemorrhage models in rats, except for the ‘cut-tail’ model, confirm the results from swine. To avoid rebleeding, fluid programs should not aim to fully restore the arterial pressure, blood flow rates, or blood volume. For a hemorrhage of 1000 ml, computer simulations show that deliberate hypovolemia (−300 ml) would be achieved by infusing 600–750 ml crystalloid fluid over 20–30 min or 100 ml of HSD over 10–20 min in an adult male.

  • 38.
    Hahn, Robert
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Li, Yuhong
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Zdolsek, Joachim
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Non-invasive monitoring of blood haemoglobin for analysis of fluid volume kinetics2010Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 54, nr 10, s. 1233-1240Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A commercially available pulse oximeter that reports blood haemoglobin (Hb) concentration is evaluated. This study considers whether this device can provide serial Hb data that would be sufficiently reliable for volume kinetic analysis of infusion fluids.

    Methods: Forty infusions of 5 or 10 ml/kg of acetated Ringer's solution were given over 15 min in 10 healthy volunteers. Hb was measured on 17 different occasions over 120 min using the Radical 7 pulse oximeter and compared with the result of invasive blood sampling (control). A one-volume kinetic model was applied to each data series. The pulse oximeter also reported the perfusion index (PI).

    Results: The median deviation between the 680 invasive and non-invasive Hb samples (the accuracy) was 1.6% and the absolute median deviation (precision) was 4.6%. Between-subject factors explained half of the variation in the difference between non-invasive vs. invasive sampling.

    Ten of the 40 non-invasive series of Hb values were discarded from kinetic analysis due to poor quality. The remaining 30 series showed a smaller distribution volume for the infused fluid when kinetic analysis was based on the non-invasive method (3.0 vs. 5.3 l; P<0.001). This was due to co-variance with the PI, which exaggerated the decrease in Hb caused by the infusions. The non-invasive method might provide useful kinetic data at the group level, but individual curves deviated too much from the invasive data to be reliable.

    Conclusions: Non-invasive measurement of the Hb concentration during volume loading could not provide useful kinetic data for individuals.

  • 39.
    Hahn, Robert
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Lindahl, C C
    Karolinska University Hospital.
    Drobin, D
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och operationkliniken US.
    Volume kinetics of acetated Ringer's solution during experimental spinal anaesthesia2011Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 55, nr 8, s. 987-994Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    General anaesthesia lowers the clearance of crystalloid fluid, but the volume kinetics of such fluid throughout the duration of spinal anaesthesia has not been studied.

    Methods:

    Ten female volunteers (mean age 29 years) received an intravenous infusion of 25 ml/kg of acetated Ringer's solution with and without spinal anaesthesia. A volume kinetic model was fitted to serial measurements of the haemoglobin concentration over 240 min based on arterial, cubital vein, and femoral vein blood. The measured urine flow was compared to the model-predicted elimination.

    Results:

    The arterial pressure remained stable, although the block reached to Th3-Th5 in half of the volunteers. There were no differences in fluid kinetics between the spinal anaesthesia and the control experiments. The administered volume was well confined to the kinetic system, which consisted of two communicating fluid spaces that were 2.8 l and approximately 7 l in size at baseline. The arteriovenous difference in plasma dilution remained positive for 30 min post-infusion in those having analgesia reaching to Th3-Th5, which differed significantly from low-level analgesia (Th12-L2, P < 0.03) when venous plasma was sampled from the leg. The urinary excretion averaged 1.13 l and 1.01 l for the spinal and control experiments, respectively. Volume kinetics predicted the urinary excretion at 5- to 10-min intervals with an overall bias of 52 ml.

    Conclusion:

    Acetated Ringer's solution showed the same kinetics during experimental spinal anaesthesia as when the fluid was infused alone. Hence, spinal anaesthesia is not associated with the reduced fluid clearance reported for general anaesthesia.

  • 40.
    Halliday, T. A.
    et al.
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Umeå University, Sweden.
    Sundqvist, J.
    Umeå University, Sweden.
    Hultin, M.
    Umeå University, Sweden.
    Wallden, J.
    Umeå University, Sweden.
    Post-operative nausea and vomiting in bariatric surgery patients: an observational study2017Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 61, nr 5, s. 471-479Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The risk of post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery is unclear. The aim of the study was to investigate the risk of PONV and the use and effectiveness of PONV prophylaxis. Methods: This prospective observational study included 74 patients undergoing bariatric surgery with total intravenous anaesthesia. Patients were given PONV prophylaxis based on published guidelines and a simplified PONV risk score. Perioperative data were collected and a questionnaire was used at 2, 4, 6, 24, 48 and 72 h after the operation to evaluate PONV. Data are presented as risk (%) with the 95% confidence interval. Results: Sixty five per cent (54-75) of the patients experienced PONV in the first 24 post-operative hours and the risk increased with the number of risk factors for PONV. PONV occurred in 78% (66-87) of women and 26% (12-49) of men during the first 24 h. In relation to the guidelines, one patient received suboptimal PONV prophylaxis, 23% received optimal prophylaxis and 76% supra-optimal prophylaxis. The risk of PONV was 82% (59-94) with optimal prophylaxis and 59% (46-71) with supra-optimal prophylaxis. Of all patients, 34% (24-45) experienced severe PONV in the first 24 h that limited their activity. Conclusions: The incidence of PONV in bariatric surgery patients was high despite a PONV prophylaxis regime following current guidelines. These results cast doubt as to the effectiveness of the usual PONV prophylaxis in this patient group and point to the need for further investigation of PONV prophylaxis and treatment in bariatric surgery patients.

  • 41.
    Hammarskjold, F.
    et al.
    Hammarskjöld, F., Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Ryhov County Hospital, Jönköping, Sweden, Ryhov County Hospital, 551 85 Jönköping, Sweden.
    Wallen, G.
    Wallén, G., Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Ryhov County Hospital, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Malmvall, Bo-Eric
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Infektionsmedicin.
    Central venous catheter infections at a county hospital in Sweden: A prospective analysis of colonization, incidence of infection and risk factors2006Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 50, nr 4, s. 451-460Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Catheter-related infection (CRI) is one of the most serious complications of the use of central venous catheters (CVCs), with an incidence of 2-30/1000 days in different studies. No major prospective study has evaluated the rate of CRI in Scandinavia. Since 1999, we have had a thorough programme for the insertion and care of all CVCs used at our hospital and its outpatient clinics. The purpose of this survey was to study the incidence of catheter tip colonization and CRI and their risk factors, and to compare these data with previous non-Scandinavian studies. Methods: We studied prospectively 605 CVCs in 456 patients in relation to insertion data, patient and catheter characteristics, catheterization time and microbiological cultures. Risk factors were analysed by multivariate analysis. Results: Four hundred and ninety-five (82%) of all CVCs were assessed completely. The total catheterization time was 9010 days. The incidence of positive tip culture was 7.66/1000 days, and the predominant microorganism was coagulase-negative staphylococci. The incidence of CRI was 1.55/1000 days, and the only significant risk factor was the duration of catheterization with a relative risk of 1.009 per day [95% confidence interval (CI), 1.003-1.015]. Of the 14 cases with CRI, six were associated with candida species, and five of these were diagnosed in the intensive care unit. Conclusion: In comparison with non-Scandinavian studies, our practice of strict basic hygiene routines for CVC insertion and care is associated with a low incidence of CRI. However, there was a high proportion of candida species amongst these infections. The only risk factor for CRI was the duration of catheterization. © Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2006.

  • 42. Hammas, B
    et al.
    Thörn, S-E
    Wattwil, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi.
    Superior prolonged antiemetic prophylaxis with a four-drug multimodal regimen- comparison with propofol or placebo2002Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 46, s. 232-237Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 43.
    Hanberger, Håkan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för molekylär och klinisk medicin, Infektionsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Medicincentrum, Infektionskliniken i Östergötland.
    Burman, LG
    Cars, O
    Erlandsson, Marcus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för molekylär och klinisk medicin, Infektionsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Gill, Hans
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Medicinsk informatik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Nilsson, Lennart
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för molekylär och klinisk medicin, Klinisk mikrobiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Nordlinder, D
    Walther, Sten
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken.
    Low antibiotic resistance rates in Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp but not in Enterobacter spp and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A prospective observational study in 14 Swedish ICUs over a 5-year period2007Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 51, nr 7, s. 937-941Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Intensive care units (ICUs) are hot zones for emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance because of frequent invasive procedures, antibiotic usage and transmission of bacteria. We report prospective data on antibiotic use and bacterial resistance from 14 academic and non-academic ICUs, participating in the ICU-STRAMA programme 1999-2003. Methods: The quantity of antibiotics delivered to each ICU was calculated as defined daily doses per 1000 occupied bed days (DDD1000). Specimens for culture were taken on clinical indications and only initial isolates were considered. Species-related breakpoints according to the Swedish Reference Group for Antibiotics were used. Antibiotic resistance was defined as the sum of intermediate and resistant strains. Results: Mean antibiotic use increased from 1245 DDD1000 in 1999 to 1510 DDD1000 in 2003 (P = 0.11 for trend). Of Staphylococcus aureus, 0-1.8% were methicillin resistant (MRSA). A presumptive extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) phenotype was found in <2.4% of Escherichia coli, based on cefotaxime susceptibility, except a peak in 2002 (4.6%). Cefotaxime resistance was found in 2.6-4.9% of Klebsiella spp. Rates of resistance among Enterobacter spp. to cefotaxime (20-33%) and among Pseudomonas aeruginosa to imipenem (22-33%) and ciprofloxacin (5-21%) showed no time trend. Conclusion: MRSA and cefotaxime-resistant E. coli and Klebsiella spp strains were few despite high total antibiotic consumption. This may be the result of a slow introduction of resistant strains into the ICUs, and good infection control. The cause of imipenem and ciprofloxacin resistance in P. aeruginosa could reflect the increased consumption of these agents plus spread of resistant clones. © 2007 The Authors.

  • 44.
    Johansson, J
    et al.
    Ostersund Hospital, Sweden .
    Brattstrom, O
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Lindbom, L
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
    Herwald, H
    Lund University, Sweden .
    Weitzberg, E
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
    Oldner, A
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
    Heparin-binding protein (HBP): an early marker of respiratory failure after trauma?2013Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 57, nr 5, s. 580-586Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Trauma and its complications contribute to morbidity and mortality in the general population. Trauma victims are susceptible to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. Polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNs) are activated after trauma and there is substantial evidence of their involvement in the development of ARDS. Activated PMNs release heparin-binding protein (HBP), a granule protein previously shown to be involved in acute inflammatory reactions. We hypothesised that there is an increase in plasma HBP content after trauma and that the increased levels are related to the severity of the trauma or later development of severe sepsis and organ failure (ARDS). Methods and Material We investigated HBP in plasma samples within 36h from trauma in 47 patients admitted to a level one trauma centre with a mean injury severity score (ISS) of 26 (2134). ISS, admission sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scores were recorded at admission. ARDS and presence of severe sepsis were determined daily during intensive care. Results We found no correlation between individual maximal plasma HBP levels at admission and ISS, admission SOFA or APACHE II. We found, however, a correlation between HBP levels and development of ARDS (P=0.026, n=47), but not to severe sepsis. Conclusion HBP is a potential biomarker candidate for early detection of ARDS development after trauma. Further research is required to confirm a casual relationship between plasma HBP and the development of ARDS.

  • 45.
    Johansson, Joakim
    et al.
    Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Östersund Hospital, Östersund, Sweden.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Response to the article by Jämsä Leukocyte receptor expression as a biomarker for severe sepsis2016Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 60, nr 3, s. 407-408Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 46.
    Johansson, Torsten
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för nervsystem och rörelseorgan, Ortopedi och Idrottsmedicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Ortopedicentrum, Ortopedkliniken Linköping.
    Lisander, Björn
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Anestesiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, MKC - Medicin och kirurgicentrum, Anestesi.
    Ivarsson, Ingemar
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för nervsystem och rörelseorgan, Ortopedi och Idrottsmedicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Ortopedicentrum, Ortopedkliniken Linköping.
    Mild hypothermia does not increase blood loss during total hip arthroplasty.1999Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 43, s. 1005-1010Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 47.
    Kemani, M. K.
    et al.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden; Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Zetterqvist, Vendela
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande. Linköpings universitet, Utbildningsvetenskap. Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Kanstrup, M.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden; Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Holmstrom, L.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden; Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Wicksell, R. K.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden; Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    A validation of the pain interference index in adults with longstanding pain2016Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 60, nr 2, s. 250-258Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Chronic pain is a major health problem and more knowledge is needed regarding the interference of pain on behaviors in different life domains. Clinically useful and statistically sound pain interference measures are highly important. Studies on youths have shown that the Pain Interference Index (PII) is a reliable and valid instrument that is sensitive to change following behavioral treatment. This measure may also have utility for adults, but no study has so far evaluated the statistical properties of the PII for long-standing pain in adults. Methods: Data were collected from 239 consecutive adults with non-specific chronic pain referred to a tertiary pain clinic. We investigated the factor structure of items using a principal component analysis. Cronbachs alpha was calculated to assess internal consistency. The questionnaires ability to predict levels of, e.g., disability was analyzed by means of regression analyses. Results: Analyses illustrated the adequacy of a one-factor solution with six items. Cronbachs alpha (0.85) suggested a satisfactory internal consistency among items. The PII explained significant amounts of variance in pain disability, physical, and mental health-related quality of life and depression, suggesting concurrent criteria validity. Conclusion: The PII is a brief questionnaire with reliable and valid statistical properties to assess pain interference in adults. Other studies support the reliability and validity of PII for use with youths, and now the PII can be used to analyze the influence of pain on behaviors across age groups. Potentially, the PII can also be used as an outcome measure in clinical trials.

  • 48.
    Kimme, Peter
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Jannsen, Bengt
    Västerviks Hospital, Västervik, Sweden.
    Ledin, Torbjörn
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för nervsystem och rörelseorgan, Oto-Rhino-Laryngologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Gupta, Anil
    Örebro Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Vegfors, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    High incidence of pruritus after large doses of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) infusions2001Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 45, nr 6, s. 686-689Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There are several studies indicating a correlation between treatment with hydroxyethyl starch (HES) and pruritus. In order to see whether there is a possible dose–response relationship between HES and pruritus, we retrospectively studied 50 patients who had received HES in varying doses (cumulative dose 500–19500 ml) as hemodilution therapy after subarachnoid hemorrhage.

    Methods: Of 50 consecutive patients, 6 were excluded due to severe neurological sequelae. A questionnaire was sent to the remaining 44 patients at 6 months (5–12 months) median (range) after the end of HES treatment.

    Results: We received answers from 37 patients, of whom 54% reported pruritus. On average pruritus lasted for 15 weeks. There was significantly more pruritus in patients who received more than 5000 ml of HES versus those who received less than 5000 ml (P=0.023). Pruritus had a delayed onset and appeared as pruritic crises lasting for 2–30 min. It had a patchy distribution in most patients and no predilected locations. In 4 patients (20%) the pruritus lasted longer than 21 weeks.

    Conclusion: Our study indicates that there is a dose-dependency for the incidence of HES-induced pruritus, and that in some cases the pruritus may be severe and long-lasting.

  • 49.
    Kimme, Peter
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Anestesiologi med intensivvård. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Ledin, Torbjörn
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för nervsystem och rörelseorgan, Oto-Rhino-Laryngologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicin och kirurgi, Hand och plastikkirurgi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Dose effect of sevoflurane and isoflurane anesthetics on cortical blood flow during controlled hypotension in the pig2007Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 51, nr 5, s. 607-613Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:  The ability of the brain to preserve adequate cerebral blood flow (CBF) during alterations in systemic perfusion pressure is of fundamental importance. At increasing concentrations, isoflurane and sevoflurane have been known to alter CBF, which may be disadvantageous for patients with increased intracranial pressure. The aim was to examine the effects of isoflurane and sevoflurane at increasing minimum alveolar concentrations (MAC) on CBF, during controlled hypotension.

    Methods:  We studied eight pigs during variations in perfusion pressure induced by caval block (100, 60, 50, and 40 mmHg) under normocapnia. CBF was measured locally in a defined area (4 × 5 measurement points covering 1 cm2) of the motor cortex using laser Doppler perfusion imaging. Physiological variables, assessed by analysis of arterial O2 and CO2, hemoglobin and hematocrit, were controlled. CBF was measured during propofol (10 mg × kg−1× h−1) and fentanyl (0.002 mg × kg−1× h−1) anesthesia, and then during anesthesia with either isoflurane or sevoflurane (given in random order) at increasing MAC (0.3–1.2). After a washout period, the measurements were repeated with the other gas.

    Results:  CBF was significantly higher in the cortex during normotensive (control) settings, MAP ∼100 mmHg, compared with during hypotension (MAP 40–60 mmHg). Neither different anesthetic nor MAC or local measurement sites were found to influence CBF at any perfusion pressure.

    Conclusion:  In this experimental model, the effect of hypotension on CBF was not altered by the anesthetics used [isoflurane, sevoflurane (MAC 0.3–1.2) or propofol (10 mg × kg−1× h−1)]. In this aspect (cortical tissue perspective), these volatile agents appear as suitable as propofol for neurosurgical anesthesia for patients at risk.

  • 50.
    Kollind, M.
    et al.
    Centalsjukhuset Kristianstad, Sweden.
    Wickbom, F.
    Hallands Sjukhus, Sweden.
    Wilkman, E.
    University of Helsinki, Finland.
    Snackestrand, M. S. C.
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Holmen, A.
    Regional Halland, Sweden.
    Oldner, A.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Perner, A.
    Rigshosp, Denmark.
    Aneman, A.
    University of New South Wales, Australia.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Shock treatment in a cohort of Scandinavian intensive care units in 20142016Inngår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 60, nr 7, s. 945-957Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BackgroundShock is common in intensive care units, and treatment includes fluids, vasopressor and/or inotropic drugs, guided by hemodynamic monitoring. The aim of this study was to identify current practice for treatment of shock in Scandinavian intensive care units. MethodsSeven-day inception cohort study in 43 intensive care units in Scandinavia. Patients 15years old receiving more than 4h of cardiovascular acting drug infusion were included. The use of fluids, vasopressor and inotropic drugs, type of monitoring, and target values were recorded. ResultsOne hundred and seventy-one patients were included. At inclusion, 136/168 (81%) had received vasopressor and/or inotropic drug therapy for less than 24h, and 143/171 (84%) had received volume loading before the onset of vasoactive drug treatment. Ringers solution was given to 129/143 (90%) of patients and starches in 3/143 (2%) patients. Noradrenaline was the most commonly used cardiovascular acting drug, given in 168/171 (98%) of cases while dopamine was rarely used. Mean arterial pressure was considered the most important variable for hemodynamic monitoring. Invasive arterial blood pressure was monitored in 166/171 (97%) of patients, arterial pulse wave analysis in 11/171 (7%), and echocardiography in 50/171 (29%). ConclusionIn this survey, Ringers solution and noradrenaline were the most common first-line treatments in shock. The use of starches and dopamine were rare. Almost all patients were monitored with invasive arterial blood pressure, but comprehensive hemodynamic monitoring was used only in a minority of patients.

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