Post-Tonsillectomy Ibuprofen: Is There a Dose-Dependent Bleeding Risk?
The Laryngoscope. 2021
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) is a potentially life-threatening complication. A recent meta-analysis suggests that ibuprofen may increase the risk of PTH. The aims of this study were to 1) re-evaluate the effect of ibuprofen on PTH given additional recent evidence and 2) to evaluate a potential dose effect of ibuprofen. STUDY DESIGN Meta-analysis and meta-regression; single-institution retrospective review. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis of 12 studies comparing postoperative ibuprofen analgesia to non-nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) controls. Next, we performed a meta-regression analysis to assess for an effect of dose, if any, on rates of PTH. Five studies specifying a dose of 5 mg/kg (828 patients, 1,411 controls) and 7 studies using 10 mg/kg (5,633 patients, 7,656 controls) were included. We then conducted a novel single-institution, retrospective review of data for 1,046 patients prescribed intermediate-dose 7.5 mg/kg ibuprofen. RESULTS Ibuprofen was not associated with an increased rate of PTH (log odds ratio [OR], 0.21; 95% confidence interval [CI] -0.15, 0.57). Meta-regression showed that ibuprofen dose (5 and 10 mg/kg) did not have a statistically significant effect on PTH (OR, 1.32; 95% CI 0.30, 5.84). Uncontrolled, aggregate rates of PTH across all studies were 2.29% (N = 828) for 5 mg/kg and 4.65% (N = 5,633) for 10 mg/kg dosing. The rate of secondary hemorrhage in patients prescribed 7.5 mg/kg ibuprofen was 3.10% (N = 1,046). CONCLUSION We found no statistically significant increased risk of PTH when ibuprofen is prescribed at the low or high range of commonly used clinical dosages, compared to a non-ibuprofen regimen. Further studies with less heterogeneity are needed to determine if there is a clinically relevant dose-dependent difference in PTH with ibuprofen. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE 3 Laryngoscope, 2021.
Evaluation of local tranexamic acid on septoplastic surgery quality
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 2021
BACKGROUND Even a small amount of bleeding during nose surgery can impair the surgeon's vision, prolong the duration of operation, and affect surgery quality; therefore, various techniques have been proposed to control the bleeding. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the local use of tranexamic acid (TXA) in the dry field of surgery. METHOD This randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial was conducted in the operation room of Imam Reza Hospital, Tehran, Iran, from January 10, 2016 to February 8, 2017. Sixty patients with age range from 20 to 60 years and the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classes I candidates who require septoplasty enrolled. Patients were randomized through white and black cards to receive either syringes. Thirty patients in the intervention group received lidocaine + adrenaline + TXA and 30 patients in the control group received lidocaine + adrenaline. Bleeding volume accumulated in the suction chamber, the nasopharyngeal pack, and hemodynamic variations were measured. Surgeon's satisfaction scores and suitability of operation field were obtained from the surgeon by using the Likert scale and Boezaart grading scale, respectively. RESULTS The intervention group had a higher score of surgeon satisfaction [4.1 vs 3.16 in the control group (P = 0.001)] and fewer hemodynamic variations. The mean bleeding volume in the intervention was 187.23 ± 54.61 mL and in the control group was 341.22 ± 49.17 mL (P = 0.001). The mean Boezaart score (suitability of operation field) in the intervention group was 1.8 (score range: 1-3) and in the control group was 2.53 (score range: 2-4) and it was statistically significant (P = 0.001). CONCLUSION The local use of TXA + lidocaine + adrenaline is associated with reduced bleeding, greater surgeon satisfaction, reduced need for Karpol injection, and better hemodynamic stability.
Autologous Platelet- and Extracellular Vesicle-Rich Plasma Is an Effective Treatment Modality for Chronic Postoperative Temporal Bone Cavity Inflammation: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology. 2021;9:677541
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of autologous platelet- and extracellular vesicle-rich plasma (PVRP) to treat chronic postoperative temporal bone cavity inflammation (CPTBCI) after exhausting surgical and standard conservative therapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were randomly allocated to treatment with PVRP (PVRP group) or standard conservative methods (control group) in a setting of four once-monthly checkups and subsequent follow-up. The treatment outcome was measured with the Chronic Otitis Media Questionnaire-12 (COMQ-12), CPTBCI focus surface area, and CPTBCI symptom-free time after the fourth checkup. RESULTS Eleven patients from each group completed the trial; 95% of patients suffered from chronically discharging mastoid cavity (the type of CPTBCI). Within four checkups, the COMQ-12 score decreased statistically significantly in the PVRP group (p < 0.001) but not in the control group (p = 0.339). The CPTBCI foci surface area decreased statistically significantly between the first and second checkups (p < 0.0005) but not between other checkups (p > 0.05) in the PVRP group. No statistically significant differences in CPTBCI foci surface area were detected between checkups in the control group (p = 0.152). Nine patients from the PVRP group and three patients from the control group were CPTBCI symptom-free at the fourth checkup. The median symptom-free time was 9.2 months (95% CI [7.4, 11.9]) in the PVRP group. Cumulatively, 49% of patients in the PVRP group remained CPTBCI symptom-free for 12.7 months after the fourth checkup. CONCLUSION Autologous PVRP represents a novel additional and successful treatment modality for a chronically discharging radical mastoid cavity when the surgical and standard conservative treatment methods have been exhausted. TRIAL NUMBER https://clinicaltrials.gov (NCT04281901).
To evaluate the role of Feracrylum (1%) as hemostatic agent in Tonsillectomy
Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India. 2021;73(2):240-245
Tonsillectomy is a common procedure performed globally. It is associated with morbidities like hemorrhage and pain. Various methods are employed to reduce them. The present study is aimed to evaluate the role of Feracrylum (1%) in traditional cold steel tonsillectomy and to measure the outcomes in terms of intra-operative bleed, intra-operative time and post operative pain and recovery. A prospective study was conducted in Department of ENT, ESI Medical College, Kalburgi Karnataka, India, for a period of two years between January 2019 to December 2020 In this study, a total of 60 patients were involved and divided them into two groups after fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Thirty patients each undergoing tonsillectomy with the use of Feracrylum considered as Group I and without the use of Feracrylum in the tonsillar fossae considered as Group II. The study has been approved by Ethics committee and informed consent was obtained from all the study subjects. The amount of blood loss is calculated. Post operative pain based on VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) is assessed in both the groups. Assessment of recovery in days is estimated in both groups by reduced pain, gaining normal activity and normal food intake. In this study, intra-operative time in group I was 19.83 ± 3.93 min and in group II 27.16 ± 3.35 min (P < 0.001). The intra-operative blood loss in group I was 26.67 ± 4.81 ml and in group II 44.70 ± 7.59 ml (P < 0.001). Patients recovered from pain, resumed normal activity and food intake within 2-3 days in Group I and in contrast it took about 3-5 days on an average in group II. In this study, majority of the patients experienced mild pain in Group I when Feracrylum was used during hemostasis. In our study, the time taken by the patients to recover from pain, resume their normal activity and also with regard to normal food intake was rapid. On an average of 2-3 days was seen in Group I. Group II patients required 3-5 days to recover from pain and resuming normal activity and food intake. The P value of < 0.001 was highly significant. Our study has stressed that use of Feracrylum in cold steel tonsillectomy is relatively safe. Its use is associated with a significant decrease in surgical time and blood loss. Rapid recovery makes it favourable to be used in cold steel tonsillectomy.
Efficacy of topical application of autologous platelet-rich plasma in adult tonsillectomy patients: a randomised control study
The Journal of laryngology and otology. 2021;:1-6
OBJECTIVE Tonsillectomy is a painful surgery performed in cases of recurrent tonsillitis. Application of platelet-rich plasma to diminish the pain and morbidity post-tonsillectomy is gaining importance. This study evaluated post-operative pain and morbidity after autologous platelet-rich plasma application on the tonsil beds during tonsillectomy. METHOD Participants were randomised into group 1 (n = 28, peri-operative platelet-rich plasma intervention) and group 2 (n = 28, control). Post-tonsillectomy, patients were assessed (day 0, 1, 2, 3, 7 and 14) for pain, healing and time taken to return to normal activity. Data were analysed by independent t-test and chi-square test with p ≤ 0.05 as the significance level. RESULTS A significant decrease in the mean pain score up to day 7 (p < 0.05) and tonsillar fossae healing on days 2 and 3 (p < 0.05) post-tonsillectomy was noted. The majority of the patients returned to their routine activities after a week post-tonsillectomy. CONCLUSION Platelet-rich plasma application was effective in accentuating healing and reducing post-tonsillectomy pain and morbidity.
Haemostatic devices in parotid surgery: a systematic review
The Journal of laryngology and otology. 2021;:1-7
OBJECTIVE The Harmonic Scalpel and Ligasure (Covidien) devices are commonly used in head and neck surgery. Parotidectomy is a complex and intricate surgery that requires careful dissection of the facial nerve. This study aimed to compare surgical outcomes in parotidectomy using these haemostatic devices with traditional scalpel and cautery. METHOD A systematic review of the literature was performed with subsequent meta-analysis of seven studies that compared the use of haemostatic devices to traditional scalpel and cautery in parotidectomy. Outcome measures included: temporary facial paresis, operating time, intra-operative blood loss, post-operative drain output and length of hospital stay. RESULTS A total of 7 studies representing 675 patients were identified: 372 patients were treated with haemostatic devices, and 303 patients were treated with scalpel and cautery. Statistically significant outcomes favouring the use of haemostatic devices included operating time, intra-operative blood loss and post-operative drain output. Outcome measures that did not favour either treatment included facial nerve paresis and length of hospital stay. CONCLUSION Overall, haemostatic devices were found to reduce operating time, intra-operative blood loss and post-operative drain output.
Selection of the optimal dosage of tranexamic acid to reduce blood loss during pediatric cleft palate surgery
Tzu chi medical journal. 2021;33(2):181-187
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate and select the optimal dosage of tranexamic acid (TXA) to reduce blood loss during cleft palate surgery in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS This randomized double-blind clinical trial was performed on 80 children under 3 years of age that were candidates for cleft palate surgery. These children were divided into four groups as follows: the first, second, and third groups received 5, 7.5, and 10 mg/kg of TXA, respectively. Moreover, the fourth group was considered as the control group. Before induction of anesthesia and then every 15 min during the surgery, some parameters such as mean arterial pressure, heart rate, SpO(2), and ETCO(2) were recorded. Moreover, the amount of blood loss during the surgery, the level of surgeon's satisfaction, and incidence rate of complications were assessed and recorded. RESULTS The amount of blood loss during the surgery in TXA groups receiving dosages of 5, 7.5, and 10 mg/kg with the means of 63.75 ± 10.62, 61.25 ± 15.03, and 61.00 ± 14.29, respectively, was significantly lower than that of the control group with the mean of 92.25 ± 19.83 (P < 0.001). Moreover, no significant difference was found between the three groups receiving TXA dosages in terms of the amount of blood loss, the level of surgeon's satisfaction (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION According to the results of the present study, all three dosages of TXA had a significant role in reducing blood loss in cleft palate surgery. Given the potential for increased risk of side effects from the drug, it seems safe to use the minimal dosage of this drug to control and reduce blood loss during cleft palate surgery in children <3 years of age.
Desmopressin effects on bleeding during functional endoscopic sinus surgery on patients with chronic rhinosinusitis
American journal of otolaryngology. 2021;42(5):103024
OBJECTIVE In this study we aimed to determine whether Desmopressin (DDAVP) can alter bleeding and improves surgeon visual field and decrease operation time or lessen use of anesthesiology medication in a clinical trial study. METHOD This study is a randomized clinical trial using the permuted block randomization method. 44 patients were enrolled in study and divided into two equal intervention-control groups. The intervention group received maximum dose of 0/2 micrograms per kg of DDAVP. In the control group, 30 min before the surgery, 100 ml of normal saline will be injected. RESULTS The amount of bleeding was 517/17 cc in control group during surgery while it was 387/72 cc in group receiving DDAVP which is significantly lower. The satisfaction of surgeon regarding suitable visual field was 6/45 in control group while it was 3/77 in DDAVP receivers which is lower. CONCLUSION It seems that intravenous DDAVP can reduce bleeding during surgery and offer an enhanced vision for surgeon during surgery but it has no potential efficacy on reduction of period of surgery and need for anesthesiology medication like remifentanil and isoflurane.
The effect of intranasal irrigation with epinephrine solution on intraoperative visualization and bleeding during FESS
European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2021
PURPOSE Bleeding during Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) can have adverse effect on surgical outcomes. This study evaluates if there is any benefit of adding epinephrine to the saline nasal irrigation in patients undergoing elective FESS for chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study was performed. Fifty ASA I or II patients undergoing FESS were randomized to have irrigation either with normal saline or (1:100,000) epinephrine in normal saline during surgery. Outcomes measure included the Boezaart grading scale to assess the intraoperative surgical field, surgeon's satisfaction with field visualization and bleeding which was evaluated in a 10 cm visual analog scale, estimated blood loss as well as hemodynamic parameters changes. RESULTS There was no statistically significant difference in the studied variables between both groups. However in patients with higher than 12 Lund-Mackay score the volume of blood loss was significantly less in the epinephrine group. All surgical procedures were completed and there were no operative complications or any reported perioperative cardiovascular events. CONCLUSIONS Intraoperative irrigation with saline-epinephrine solution at a concentration of (1:100,000) is safe and does not change heart rate or blood pressure but is unlikely to improve the setting of intraoperative surgical field except for decreasing the volume of blood loss in patients with high Lund-Mackay score.
Prophylactic effect of brimonidine to minimize the incidence of subconjunctival hemorrhage in the early postoperative period after 23G pars plana vitrectomy
Therapeutic advances in ophthalmology. 2021;13:25158414211045753
BACKGROUND Several studies have investigated and demonstrated the prophylactic effect of brimonidine drops in preventing subconjunctival hemorrhage in some microincisional ophthalmic surgeries, such as intravitreal injections or cataract surgery. However, there are no previous studies investigating this prophylactic effect after 23G microincisional vitreoretinal surgery. AIM: The aim of the current study was to determine whether subconjunctival hemorrhage after 23G pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) could be prevented with the use of prophylactic topical brimonidine. METHODS This was a phase III, prospective, interventional, randomized, controlled single-center clinical trial with a follow-up of 2 weeks. A total of 77 eyes (mean age: 68.4 ± 10.7 years) undergoing 23G PPV were included and randomized into two groups: group 1 including 41 patients receiving prophylactic preoperative treatment with brimonidine, and group 2 (control group) including 36 patients not receiving this prophylactic treatment. Differences in terms of number of conjunctival quadrants affected with subconjunctival hemorrhage were evaluated in each of the follow-up visits. RESULTS The presence of subconjunctival hemorrhage was similar in both groups the first days after surgery (p > 0.05). At the last visit (10-14 days after surgery), this condition was significantly more frequent in control group where there was a significant difference, being more frequent in the control group (7.3% vs 28.6%, p = 0.022). The number of conjunctival quadrants affected was also similar in both groups, except for the last visit in which most of the patients treated with brimonidine (92.7%) showed no bleeding compared to 71.4% in control group. No effect on the efficacy of brimonidine treatment of the presence of blood hypertension, diabetes, and antiplatelet or anticoagulant treatment was observed. CONCLUSION Brimonidine seems to be a useful option to decrease subconjunctival hemorrhage after microincisional vitreoretinal surgery or improve its resolution during the first postoperative week. This finding should be mainly due to the vasoconstrictor effect of brimonidine. TRIAL REGISTRATION EudraCT, 2012-002895-15 (registered 19 December 2012); https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/search?query=2012-002895-15.