Pediatric Anesthesia

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Edited By: A. Davidson

Impact Factor: 2.254

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 17/31 (Anesthesiology); 33/121 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1460-9592


In this issue: April 2017

The influence of parents’ voice on the consumption of propofol for pediatric procedural sedation – a randomized controlled trial

Is there any benefit to the child in having a parent present during deep sedation? This intriguing study investigates whether or not parental voice influences dose of propofol or complication rate for children having procedures under deep sedation.

Effects of Partial Sleep Deprivation on Reaction Time in Anesthesiologists

After a night on call, sleep deprived anesthesiologists perform poorly and, when dealing with stress, tend to use the maladaptive strategy of avoidance. A better and safer strategy would be to avoid giving anesthetics altogether after a night on call.

The effect of sevoflurane on electrocorticographic spike activity in pediatric patients with epilepsy

This simple study demonstrates that higher doses of sevoflurane produces more spikes. This makes electorcorticography difficult to interpret when planning which areas to remove during epilepsy surgery, but it is still unclear if these spikes have any other clinical relevance. Spikes are not seizures.  

Hemodynamic profile and behavioral characteristics during induction of anesthesia in pediatric patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

More and more children are being diagnosed with ADHD and treated with stimulant medication. It is unclear if the stimulant medication should be ceased or continued. This small cohort study suggests it doesn’t matter either way. Larger prospective trials would provide stronger evidence.

Delivery of anesthesia for children with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type III (Sanfilippo syndrome): a review of 86 anesthetics

Cohen and Stuart have written an excellent review of their experience with this rare but potentially challenging condition.

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  • European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology

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  • Italian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesia

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  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia

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