Keywords: Admission selection criteria, education, academic success, nurse anesthetist, review article.
Print version: 2013;81(3):183-189.
Investigation of the Anxiolytic Effects of Xanthohumol, a Component of Humulus lupulus (Hops), in the Male Sprague-Dawley RatThomas E. Ceremuga, CRNA, PhD, LTC(ret), ANC, USAMAJ Lori A. Johnson, BSN, CCRN, ANC, USACPT Jamilia M. Adams-Henderson, BSN, CCRN, ANC, USASuzanne McCallDon Johnson, RN, PhD, Col(ret), USAFR, NC
This study investigated the anxiolytic effects of xanthohumol, a component of Humulus lupulus (hops), and its potential interaction with the benzodiazepine binding site on the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABAA
) receptor in the male Sprague-Dawley rat.
Keywords: Anxiolysis, hops, Humulus Iupulus, Sprague-Dawley rat, xanthohumol.
Print version: 2013;81(3):193-198.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Anesthesia EmergenceDonnamarie Lovestrand, RNMAJ P. Steven Phipps, CRNA, USARSteven Lovestrand, PhD
In a US Army hospital’s postanesthesia care unit, combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder can complicate interventions. The authors conclude that best practice includes a proper identification of patients at risk of emergence
agitation, a minimally stimulating environment and intraoperative sympatholytic therapy.
Keywords: Emergence agitation, emergence delirium, flashbacks, general anesthesia, posttraumatic stress disorder.
Print version: 2013;81(3):199-203.
Absorption Atelectasis: Incidence and Clinical ImplicationsJennifer O’Brien, CRNA, MSN
One mechanism for the formation of atelectasis intraoperatively is ventilation with 100% oxygen. The goal of this review is to determine if research suggests that intraoperative ventilation with 100% oxygen leads to clinically significant pulmonary side effects.
Keywords: Atelectasis, oxygen, ventilation.
Print version: 2013;81(3):205-208.
Keywords: Anaphylaxis, central venous catheter, chlorhexidine, hospital-acquired infection.
Print version: 2013;81(3):209-214.
There have been a number of reports of altered neurologic status postoperatively in patients who are taking antidepressant medications when they received methylene blue for their surgery. We present a case report and review 30
additional cases reported in the literature.
Keywords: Methylene blue, parathyroidectomy, postoperative encephalopathy, serotonin syndrome.
Print version: 2013;81(3):215-221.
Elective Laparoscopic Fetal Laser Photocoagulation in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: A Case Report
Morgan A. Ward, CRNA
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a complication of multiple gestation in which arteriovenous vascular communications occur in a shared placenta. This case report involves a 32-year-old, gravida 5, para 2 patient at 19 weeks’ estimated gestational age with a monochorionic diamniotic twin gestation with TTTS diagnosed using ultrasonography presenting for an elective laparoscopic
fetal laser photocoagulation.
Keywords: Epidural anesthesia, fetal laser photocoagulation, monochorionic placenta, twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
Print version: 2013;81(3):222-224.