Editorial - Issue 2018a

Certainly, nobody during the autumn of 1990, when the 1st Congress of Anesthesiology & Intensive Medicine was first inaugurated, had any idea of the impact and the influence this new institution would gain in the years to come. This very first congress was under the organizational presidency of Dr. Nikos Balamoutsos, respectable teacher and skillful director in the field.



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Εικόνα 1. Ταξινόμηση των BSA [δεδομένα από βιβλιογραφικές αναφορές 13: Vallés J et al (2011) και 27: Lenz R et al (2012)].

Βακτηριαιμίες στη ΜΕΘ: Ταξινόμηση – Επιδημιολογία – Αντιμετώπιση

Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are a frequent and life threatening condition in hospital settings. The case fatality rate associated with BSI reaches 35-50% when associated with admission to intensive care unit (ICU). The extensive use of intravascular catheters, however, is recognized as the most important factor contributing to the occurrence of BSI. Catheter-related BSIs (CR-BSIs) are the most common types of ...

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Figure1. Changes in CVP and PAWP. Phase 1 after increase in IAP, phase 5 after LPS admin-istration and phase 9 after pneumoperitoneum release.

Cardiovascular effects of increased intra-abdominal pressure in pigs with or without coexistent sepsis

Increased IAP often coexists with sepsis in severely ill patients in the ICU, under mechanical ventilation and pharmaceutical support of the circulation with inotropes and vasoactive drugs. Both conditions have an unfavorable effect on the cardiovascular system. The purpose of this experimental study was to record the effect of increased intra-abdominal pressure on the cardiovascular system of pigs, with or ...

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Eosinophilia: An early marker of adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients with septic shock?

Adequate adrenocortical function is essential to survive critical illness. The goal of this study was to determine whether eosinophilia could serve as a useful and early marker of adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients with severe septic shock. During a 1-year period, we prospectively studied 294 ICU patients.16 patients (5.4% of ICU admissions) with eosinophilia more than 3% of the ...

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Figure 1. Intraoperative display of pyloric stenosis.

A rare case of late presentation of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in a 5-year old child

The case describes a late presentation of Infantile Hypertophic Pyloric Stenosis in a 5 year old boy, and its management.

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Thymectomy in a patient with thymoma -related myasthenia Gravis and recent recovery from adult respiratory distress syndrome

Thymoma is one of the most common tumors of the anterior mediastinum in adults, arising from thymic epithelial cells. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice in myasthenic patients with thymoma. A 41 year-old male, with myasthenia gravis and thymoma was scheduled for thymectomy. Ten months ago, he developed pneumonia. He had a history of pneumonia (10 months ago) ...

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Dear colleagues,

In this first issue of the Greek e-journal of Perioperative Medicine for 2018 we are very honored to present -throughout our Editorial- an invitation from the organizing and scientific committee of the ANAESTHESIA 2018 for ANAESTHESIA 201815th Congress of Anesthesiology and Ιntensive Medicine which is to be held in Thessaloniki, on the 20th to the 23rd of September, 2018.

The present issue, also, covers a wide area of interests. The review article of Schizodimos et al summarizes the classification, epidemiology and management of Bloodstream infections (BSIs). They refer to the therapeutic strategy of Bloodstream infections that should be based on international guidelines in combination with local microbiology and local antibiotic resistance data.

Next, Grosomanidis V et al present an experimental study in order to record the effect of increased intra-abdominal pressure on the cardiovascular system of pigs, with or without additional sepsis. Their results showed that the increase in intra-abdominal pressure was well tolerated by the laboratory animals without septic condition, while in septic animals the increase in intra-abdominal pressure had an unfavorable effect on the cardiovascular system.

The following study of Mouloudi E et al. presents data that showed that relative eosinophilia may be considered as a useful and early bioassay for adrenocortical function assessment in critically ill patients with septic shock and assumed adrenocortical depression.

The next article of Apostolidis K et al describes a case-report of a late presentation of Infantile Hypertophic Pyloric Stenosis in a 5 year old boy, and its management.

Our final article of Voulioti E et al present a case management of a patient -who was an ARDS survivor- suffering from Myasthenia Gravis and was scheduled for thymectomy.

We want to thank you again for your support.

 

Editors-in chief

Mouloudi Eleni
Papagiannopoulou Pinelopi

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