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Anesthesia for thoracic surgery: a survey of middle eastern practice.
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PMID:  23162388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The main objective of this survey is to describe the current practice of thoracic anesthesia in the Middle Eastern (ME) region.
METHODS: A prospective online survey. An invitation to participate was e-mailed to all members of the ME thoracic-anaesthesia group. A total of 58 members participated in the survey from 19 institutions in the Middle East. Questions concerned ventilation strategies during one-lung ventilation (OLV), anesthesia regimen, mode of postoperative analgesia, use of lung isolation techniques, and use of i.v. fluids.
RESULTS: Volume-controlled ventilation was favored over pressure-controlled ventilation (62% vs 38% of respondents, P<0.05); 43% report the routine use of positive end-expiratory pressure. One hundred percent of respondents report using double-lumen tube (DLT) as a first choice airway to establish OLV. Nearly a third of respondents, 31.1%, report never using bronchial blocker (BB) in their thoracic anesthesia practice. Failure to pass a DLT and difficult airway are the most commonly cited indications for BB use. Regarding postoperative analgesia, the majority 61.8% favor thoracic epidural analgesia over other techniques (P<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Our survey provides a contemporary snapshot of the ME thoracic anesthetic practice.
Abdelazeem Eldawlatly; Ahmed Turkistani; Ben Shelley; Mohamed El-Tahan; Alistair Macfie; John Kinsella;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0975-3125     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  2012-11-20     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101500601     Medline TA:  Saudi J Anaesth     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Mohamed Delvi / ; Waseem Hajjar / ; Sami Al-Nassar / ; Jumana Baaj / ; Badiah Abdulghani / ; Abdulhadi Alsaflan / ; Mussarat Afzal / ; Nasser Alkemyani / ; Mohamed Abdulatif / ; Fawzia Aboelfetouh / ; Ezz El-Din Fikri Ismail / ; Mohamed Osman / ; Hisham Hosny / ; Khaled Abdullah / ; Mutlaq Althubaiti / ; Saad Al-Shamma / ; Mohamed Moniem / ; Maida Al-Haddabi /
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Saudi J Anaesth. 2012 Oct-Dec;6(4):372
Note: Al-Haddabi, Maida [added]

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