e-Journal – Issue 2020c Περισσότερα >

e-Journal - Issue 2020c

• LETTER FROM THE EDITORS.
• Chronic pain in critical illness survivors after Intensive Care Unit hospitalization.
• Postdural Headache.
• Sampling of microbial reservoirs in surgery and maternity departments of a hospital in Albania.
• Tension pneumothorax, a reversible cause of cardiac arrest.
• West Nile virus Encephalitis: Case report and review of the literature.

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS Περισσότερα >

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

The third issue of the Greek e-journal of Perioperative Medicine for 2020 covers a wide range of interest in perioperative scientific articles. The first article of this issue is a narrative review of Staikou Ch et al, which identifies, in the existing literature, the providing information about the development of chronic pain after ICU stay. This article discusses the epidemiology, the risk factors, the pathophysiology and the treatment of chronic pain in intensive care survivors. The authors conclude that chronic...

Chronic pain in critical illness survivors after Intensive Care Unit hospitalization. Περισσότερα >

Chronic pain in critical illness survivors after Intensive Care Unit hospitalization.

Patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) have the highest mortality rates among hospitalized patients. For those who survive, recovery is often a prolonged rehabilitation period with physical, cognitive and psychological dysfunction. The aim of the present narrative review was to identify in the existing literature articles providing information about the development of chronic pain after ICU stay. We performed a PubMed search for publications up to 22 March 2020. We identified 41 articles eligible to be included in...

Postdural Headache Περισσότερα >

Postdural Headache

Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) may occur after inadvertent dura mater puncture inepidural anaesthesiaor after spinal puncture in spinal anesthesia, spinal diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. It is characterized by severe headache that occurs within 5 days following thepuncture, located in the frontal and/or occipital region, not necessarily worsened in the upright position. PDPH is associated with substantially increased postpartum risks of major neurologicand other maternal complications, underscoring the importance of early recognition, follow up andtreatment particularly in obstetrics. Despite the...

SAMPLING OF MICROBIAL RESERVOIRS WITHIN SURGERY AND MATERNITY DEPARTMENTS OF A HOSPITAL IN ALBANIA Περισσότερα >

SAMPLING OF MICROBIAL RESERVOIRS WITHIN SURGERY AND MATERNITY DEPARTMENTS OF A HOSPITAL IN ALBANIA

Nosocomial infections continue to increase all over the world and remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals. There are three elements required for the transmission of nosocomial infections: a reservoir of microbial agent, a susceptible host with a portal of entry receptive to the agent and a mode of transmission for the microbial agent. Microorganisms that cause nosocomial infections derive primarily from human sources1-3 , but inanimate environmental sources are implicated in transmission4. Human reservoirs include patients, healthcare...

Tension pneumothorax, a reversible cause of cardiac arrest. Περισσότερα >

Tension pneumothorax, a reversible cause of cardiac arrest.

Pneumothorax is a collection of air in the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall and depending on its cause it could be either spontaneous or traumatic. Tension Pneumothorax (TPT) can be a cause of cardiac arrest (CA) or might be a complication after chest compressions. According to the 2015 European Resuscitation Council guidelines on resuscitation, TP is considered one of the reversible causes of CA, which should be recognized and treated during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)Pneumothorax is...

West Nile virus Encephalitis: Case report and review of the literature Περισσότερα >

West Nile virus Encephalitis: Case report and review of the literature

West Nile virus is an RNA virus, member of the Japanese encephalitis serogroup of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. First isolated in 1937, the virus has re-emerged after giving several outbreaks after the 1990 both in Europe and North America. Though severe neurological infection is only 1% of the total cases, mortality can reach 14% after CNS involvement. The present case report describes a case of WNV encephalitis with concomitant acute flaccid paralysis.Ο ιός του Δυτικού Νείλου (WNV) απομονώθηκε...

 

Dear colleagues,

The third issue of the Greek e-journal of Perioperative Medicine for 2020 covers a wide range of interest in perioperative scientific articles.

The first article of this issue is a narrative review of Staikou Ch. et al, which identifies, in the existing literature, the providing information about the development of chronic pain after ICU stay. This article discusses the epidemiology, the risk factors, the pathophysiology and the treatment of chronic pain in intensive care survivors. The authors conclude that chronic pain after ICU stay demands vigilance, care and an individualized multimodal analgesic regimen, in order to improve the quality of surviving patient’s lives.

The next article of Panteleou K. et al presents the updated evidence concerning the pathophysiology, epidemiology, risk factors, and the treatment of postdural puncture headache (PDPH). Authors note that PDPH is associated with increased risks of major neurologic and other complications and underline the importance of early recognition, follow up and treatment particularly in obstetrics. Also they report alternative therapies that have been reported to be efficacious, easy to administer and with less risk.

The clinical study of Qyli Z. aims to overview the microbial contamination of environments at the Surgery and Maternity Departments of the Regional Hospital of Korca, Albania. The study reveals a higher risk for developing nosocomial infections at the Maternity Department compared to the Surgery unit and concludes that human sources and inanimate surfaces contamination are considered to play an important role in cross-transmission of the microorganisms in hospitals and that each hospital must establish its own surveillance and bacterial resistance rate.

Next, Pezikoglou I. et al present a case report of cardiac arrest caused by tension pneumothorax after video-assisted mesothoracoscopy. Authors note that the recognition of cardiac arrest, the immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and early diagnosis and treatment of tension pneumothorax contributed to short return of spontaneous circulation time and to the survival of the patient without any neurological impairment.

The final article of Papachristou D. et al describes a case of West Nile Virus encephalitis with concomitant acute flaccid paralysis.

 

And finally as a lot of countries worldwide are experiencing a second wave in COVID-19 cases do not forget to CONTINUE TO KEEP YOURSELVES AND YOUR COLLEAGUES SAFE.

 

With regards

Editors in chief

Mouloudi Eleni
Papagiannopoulou Pinelopi

 

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