Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : general anesthesia

A clinical study of post-operative analgesia with intravenous paracetamol versus dexmedetomidine in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Dr. Santosh Kumar, Dr. Nandini CV, Dr. Salim Iqbal M, Dr. Renita Lincia, Dr. Harsoor SS

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1431-1435

Pain management, stable hemodynamics and early post-operative recovery are the new challenges in ambulatory surgeries. The literature rates post-operative pain in laproscopic cholecystectomy as mild to severe pain. Our objective is to assess the post-operative analgesia with intravenous paracetamol versus dexmedetomidine in patients undergoing laproscopic cholecystectomy.
Methods: After ethical committee clearance, 60 patients were randomly allocated into two groups after informed consent. Patients between 18-50 years, ASA 1or 2 were included and those on opioids, any anti-inflammatory drugs, and hypersensitivity to study drugs were excluded. Group D received intravenous dexmedetomidine 1μg/kg as bolus over 10 min followed by dexmedetomidine infusion at 0.25ml/kg/h (0.25ml = 0.5μg). Group P received 1 g intravenous paracetamol in 100ml solution of normal saline over 10 min followed by infusion of 0.25ml/kg/h of normal saline.
Results: Demographic parameters were comparable between the groups. Time for first rescue analgesia, and total doses of analgesia in 24 h in group D was 225.33±29.12 and 2.73±0.64 and in group P was 143.33±28.96 and 4.23±0.77 respectively with p value 0.001 which was statistically significant.
Conclusion: Dexmedetomidine loading dose 1μg/kg and maintenance dose 0.5μg/kg is a good anesthetic adjuvant for general anesthesia to reduce post-operative requirement of analgesia in laparoscopic surgeries.

A Comparison of Ketamine-Propofol Versus Propofol as Induction Agents on Hemodynamic Parameters in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgical Procedures Under General Anesthesia

Prathap Sidda, Jhansi Gurram

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5016-5028

Background:Propofol produces quick induction and recovery, depresses airway
reflexes, and is used for sedation and anaesthesia; nevertheless, it is associated with
dose-dependent hypotension and respiratory depression.It can produce coughing,
hiccups, laryngospasm, and movements when used as a sole agent to provide LMA.In
addition to its amnesic and analgesic effects, ketamine raises heart rate and blood
pressure through stimulating the sympathetic nervous system.It was shown that a
combination of ketamine and propofol decreased patients' use of propofol and opioids
and improved their hemodynamic and respiratory stability. Objectives:1. Determine
whether the ketamine-Propofol combination has more favourable hemodynamics than
the gold standard prototypic induction drug (Propofol) in a cohort of healthy patients.2.
To compare the additional post-operative analgesia requirements between the two
Materials and Methods: Group KP, the Ketamine-Propofol Group, provided 0.75mg/kg
of ketamine and 1.5mg/kg of Propofol to 60 patients with ASA status I who were
randomly divided into two groups. Group P – Propofol Group received 2 mg/kg
Propofol for induction. The airway is secured with LMA, and patients in both groups
were maintained with O2, N2O, and Sevoflurane. For the next 15 minutes, every three
minutes, the baseline hemodynamics, heart rate, NIBP, Spo2, and respiratory rate were
recorded. Pain scores were measured for each subject post-operatively. Additional
analgesia was supplied to all patients with a VAS > 3 who reported pain.
Results: In Group KP, the systolic, diastolic, mean arterial blood pressure, and heart
rate changes following LMA implantation were considerably greater than in Group P.
Group KP had longer recovery durations, lower VAS scores immediately following
surgery, and less analgesic needs. In neither group was there an occurrence of apnea,
hypoventilation, or emerging responses.
Conclusion: Ketofol is a mixture of ketamine and Propofol that has multiple
advantages.Hemodynamic stability, absence of respiratory depression, rapid recovery,
and potent postoperative analgesia. We thus advocate intravenous ketofol as an
induction drug, particularly for patients undergoing short surgical operations.

Anaesthetic management of cases where Thoracic segmental spinal anesthesia a suitable alternative to general anesthesia

Dr.A Sagar, Dr. Manskuri Soujanya, Dr.Ramlal Porika, Dr Joshua Dhavanam Y

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 10286-10292

This manuscript describes six cases of thoracic spinal anaesthesia for patients with for
certain cases such as laparoscopic surgeries who are considered at high risk while under
general anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are hesitant to perform spinal anesthesia above the
termination of the conus medullaris due to fear of injuring the spinal cord. However,
thoracic spinal anesthesia has been demonstrated as a safe and effective method for
various surgeries. Although not routinely used, the procedure has been shown as
beneficial in maintaining hemodynamic stability for these patients and reducing side
effects encountered with general anesthesia. This activity describes the procedure of
thoracic segmental spinal anesthesia and explains the role of the interprofessional team
in managing patients who have undergone this procedure.

Evaluation of general anesthesia and sedation during dental treatment in emotionally immature children: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Dr. Arunkumar Sajjanar; Dr. Nilesh Rojekar; Dr. Pankaj Chavan; Dr. Milind Wasnik; Dr. Niharika Gahlod; Dr. Harshita Shukla

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 7645-7651

Emotionally immature children are more likely to develop health problems, including dental
problems. Dental treatments require a good level of communication with the patient.
Therefore, in these patients, sedation and general anesthesia are an extremely humanistic
approach for comfortable and successful treatment. In such children, there is no standard
anesthetic approach due to varying clinical conditions. The aim of this study was to compare
general anesthesia and sedation during dental treatment of such children.
25 children with greater than 16 score on Rutters Child Behaviour Scale were treated under
general anesthesia or sedation. Demographic data, the American Society of Anesthesiologists
classification, Mallampati score, anesthesia duration, anesthesia type, anesthetic and
analgesic agents used, dental treatment performed, secondary diseases, and complications in
the perioperative period were recorded.


Niharika Kotian; Deepa Gurunathan; EMG Subramanian

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1197-1203

Performing dental procedures on children is usually a challenge for dentists especially on those children who are anxious and lack the ability to cooperate. Depending on the child's emotional and psychological state of mind and the usual behavior management techniques may not help in carrying out the dental procedures effectively.In these circumstances, an alternative such as conscious sedation and general anesthesia may become necessary.This study was undertaken to assess dental treatment under general anaesthesia preferred by parents for their children.Data was collected from patient management software and analysed using SPSS software. Chi square test was done to check the association and a p value of < 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. All children who underwent general anaesthesia from September 2019 to February 2020 were included in the study . Assessment for the reason of general anaesthesia was done. Parental preference for general anaesthesia was also assessed. It was observed that out of 80 children , parents of 53 children preferred treatment under general anaesthesia . Parents preferred treatment under general anesthesia more for male children as compared to female children. Parents preferred general anesthesia more in the age group of 2 to 3 years as compared to 4 to 5 years . Single visit treatment was the most preferred reason for general anaesthesia. We observed that parents preferred treatment under general anaesthesia for children between 2-5 years of age.