Volume 4 Issue 1

Brief Communication: Current Faults and Recommendations for Transfusion of Red Blood Cell Assessment and Clinical Evaluation of Changes in Hematocrit

Andrey Belousov*

The focus of the article is situated on current faults and recommendations for transfusion of red blood cell assessment and clinical evaluation of changes in hematocrit. The main task of therapy for acute massive blood loss is not urgent thoughtless transfusion of red blood cells for the fast recovery of the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. The oxygen-carrying capacity of blood does not directly reflect the delivery of oxygen to tissues. The severity of the patient's condition depends on the individual ability of the organism to resist hypoxia, mechanisms resulting in physiological compensation for the anemia caused by blood loss. The main tasks of therapy are timely maintaining appropriate and effective compensatory-adaptive reactions of an organism and providing of the sanogenetic processes. Quickly and comfortable algorithm assessment changes in hematocrit were presented for use in practice. Objective analysis of hematocrit and hemoglobin levels should be carried out only in combination with data on blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, urine output and shock index.

Cite this Article: Belousov A. Current Faults and Recommendations for Transfusion of Red Blood Cell Assessment and Clinical Evaluation of Changes in Hematocrit. Am J Anesth Clin Res. 2018;4(1): 001-007.

Published: 14 April 2018

Clinical Study: Logistic Challenges in Renal Access Salvage

Kristy Kehoe, Kirsty Hudson, Joanna Janczyk, Sharon Yen Ming Chan, Ben Cooper and Bryce Renwick*

Objective: To elicit the efficacy of hybrid thrombectomy procedures for renal access salvage.
Background: Fistula thrombosis is a well recognised complication of patients undergoing haemodialysis. Salvage of thrombosed fistulae requires urgent intervention. Hybrid thrombectomy and fistuloplasty procedures require the coordinated efforts of the anesthetic, interventional radiology and vascular surgical teams.
Methods: All emergency renal access referrals made to a renal access unit over a 12 month period were analysed. 21 patients in total underwent a combined or hybrid thrombectomy of thrombosed fistula.
Results: We found that prosthetic graft thrombosis accounted for the majority of thrombosed fistulae and moreover, were much more likely to re-thrombose following salvage relative to primary vein fistula. The number of patients subsequently undergoing dialysis on the same fistula successfully at 3 and 6 months dropped significantly.
Conclusion: When combined with significant re-intervention rate, these findings are suggestive of a need for enhanced renal access surveillance, more so in prosthetic grafts.
Keywords: Hybrid thrombectomy; Renal Salvage; Haemodialysis

Cite this Article: Kehoe K, Hudson K, Janczyk J, Ming Chan SY, Renwick B, et al. Logistic Challenges in Renal Access Salvage. Am J Anesth Clin Res. 2018;4(1): 001-003.

Published: 10 March 2018

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