Search Tag: clinical guidelines

ICU Management

#EA19: Highlights from the pro-con debate on guidelines

2019 03 Jun

At this year’s Euroanaesthesia Congress #EA19, there was a short debate on the topic of guidelines. Talking about the pros was Edoardo De Robertis, Past-Chair, ESA Guidelines Committee, University of Perugia, Italy, and talking about the cons was Arash Afshari, Chair, ESA Guidelines Committee, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark  Here are some... Read more

ICU Management

Acute Kidney Injury Recommendations Published

2016 20 Jun

French intensive care and nephrology societies have published recommendations for AKI in the perioperative period and in intensive care units (ICUs). The document is published open access concurrently in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine and Annals of Intensive Care . The recommendations were developed by experts from the Société française... Read more

ICU Management

True Blood: Blood Sampling in ICUs

2015 10 Aug

The negative impact of blood sampling in critical care patients is well known, and more recently the importance of blood conservation strategies to prevent iatrogenic anaemia has been validated. Resulting over-prescription of packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions is a significant cost to the healthcare system. Although evidence exists on blood conservation... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Specialists Propose New Heart Donation Guidelines

2015 17 Jan

Cardiac specialists have proposed new guidelines for heart transplant patients to receive donor organs. The proposed changes will improve the organ distribution process, increasing the survival rates of patients awaiting transplant surgery and post-transplant treatment. The recommendations are detailed in the January 2015 edition of the American Journal... Read more

Executive Health Management

Wide Variation In Clinical Guidelines For Rectal Cancer

2014 30 Nov

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of rectal cancer from five highly regarded organisations in the US, Europe and Canada all give different recommendations. The guidelines from the five organisations have been published within the last... Read more