viernes, 1 de agosto de 2014


Embarazada con tumor cerebral. Revisando evidencias para obtener guías de manejo de los meningiomas intracraneales durante el embarazo

A pregnant female with a large intracranial mass: Reviewing the evidence to obtain management guidelines for intracranial meningiomas during pregnancy.
Kasper EM, Hess PE, Silasi M, Lim KH, Gray J, Reddy H, Gilmore L, Kasper B.
Surg Neurol Int. 2010 Dec 25;1:95. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.74242.

INTRODUCTION:Non-obstetric surgery for intracranial meningioma is uncommon during pregnancy and poses significant risks to both the mother and the fetus. We present a case of a parturient that presented with acute mental status changes and we illustrate the decision making process that resulted in a best-possible outcome. CASE DESCRIPTION: A woman at 29-week gestation presented with acute language and speech deficits and deteriorating mental status after 2 weeks of headache. Imaging demonstrated a large intracranial mass. A multidisciplinary meeting was held to determine the best treatment plan. The decision was to proceed with caesarean delivery under epidural anesthesia to allow intraoperative monitoring of neurological function. Six hours after successful delivery, the patient had acute mental status changes and she was taken to the operating room immediately for resection of her tumor, which turned out to be a clear cell meningioma. DISCUSSION: Cerebral meningioma is usually a slow-growing tumor; however, during pregnancy, the mass may expand rapidly due to hormonal receptor expression. The presentation of this patient would have normally led to urgent resection of the mass. But the complicating factor was her 29-week pregnancy as standard intraoperative treatment during neurosurgery is known to adversely affect the fetus. A multidisciplinary meeting was critical for this patient's care, and is recommended by us when treating such patients.
KEYWORDS: Caesarean delivery; meningioma; pregnancy; resection;year=2010;volume=1;issue=1;spage=95;epage=95;aulast=Kasper;type=2

Guías 2010 de la CCS para el diagnóstico y manejo de falla cardiaca: Minorias étnicas, Embarazo, manejo de la enfermedad, y mejoría de la calidad¨

The 2010 Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines for the diagnosis and management of heart failure update: Heart failure in ethnic minority populations, heart failure and pregnancy, disease management, and quality improvement/assurance programs.
Howlett JG, McKelvie RS, Costigan J, Ducharme A, Estrella-Holder E, Ezekowitz JA, Giannetti N, Haddad H, Heckman GA, Herd AM, Isaac D, Kouz S, Leblanc K, Liu P, Mann E, Moe GW, O'Meara E, Rajda M, Siu S, Stolee P, Swiggum E, Zeiroth S; Canadian Cardiovascular Society.
Can J Cardiol. 2010 Apr;26(4):185-202.
Since 2006, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society heart failure (HF) guidelines have published annual focused updates for cardiovascular care providers. The 2010 Canadian Cardiovascular Society HF guidelines update focuses on an increasing issue in the western world - HF in ethnic minorities - and in an uncommon but important setting - the pregnant patient. Additionally, due to increasing attention recently given to the assessment of how care is delivered and measured, two critically important topics - disease management programs in HF and quality assurance - have been included. Both of these topics were written from a clinical perspective. It is hoped that the present update will become a useful tool for health care providers and planners in the ongoing evolution of care for HF patients in Canada.

Abordar la obesidad en el embarazo: ¿Qué recomiendan los proveedores obstétricos?

Addressing obesity in pregnancy: what do obstetric providers recommend?
Herring SJ, Platek DN, Elliott P, Riley LE, Stuebe AM, Oken E.
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Jan;19(1):65-70. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1343.
OBJECTIVE: Maternal obesity is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. To improve outcomes, obstetric providers must effectively evaluate and manage their obese pregnant patients. We sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns of obstetric providers regarding obesity in pregnancy. METHODS: In 2007-2008, we surveyed 58 practicing obstetricians, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse-midwives at a multispecialty practice in Massachusetts. We administered a 26-item questionnaire that included provider self-reported weight, sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, and management practices. We created an 8-point score for adherence to 8 practices recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for the management of obese pregnant women. RESULTS: Among the respondents, 37% did not correctly report the minimum body mass index (BMI) for diagnosing obesity, and most reported advising gestational weight gains that were discordant with 1990 Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines, especially for obese women (71%). The majority of respondents almost always recommended a range of weight gain (74%), advised regular physical activity (74%), or discussed diet (64%) with obese mothers, but few routinely ordered glucose tolerance testing during the first trimester (26%), planned anesthesia referrals (3%), or referred patients to a nutritionist (14%). Mean guideline adherence score was 3.4 (SD 1.9, range 0-8). Provider confidence (beta = 1.0, p = 0.05) and body satisfaction (beta = 1.5, p = 0.02) were independent predictors of higher guideline adherence scores. CONCLUSIONS: Few obstetric providers were fully compliant with clinical practice recommendations, defined obesity correctly, or recommended weight gains concordant with IOM guidelines. Provider personal factors were the strongest correlates of self-reported management practices. Our findings suggest a need for more education around BMI definitions and weight gain guidelines, along with strategies to address provider personal factors, such as confidence and body satisfaction, that may be important predictors of adherence to recommendations for managing obese pregnant women.

Anestesiología y Medicina del Dolor
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