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ERAS Congress 2018

2018 23 May

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Bringing new technologies to anaesthesia: are we there yet?

2017 22 Nov

Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine at UCLA. He is the Technology, Computing, and Simulation section editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia. His research interests focus on new technologies applied to anaesthesia and the intensive care unit. We live in a wireless world as consumers,... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

2017 10 Oct

Every day in perioperative care, physicians ask who benefits from intensive care, said Hannah Wunsch, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto and Columbia University, speaking at LIVES 2017, the 30th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, which met in Vienna last month. You might also like: Intensive... Read more

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CARE Convention 2017

2017 12 Jun

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Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients

2016 30 May

Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class II according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification ( https://iii.hm/38j ). If additional organ dysfunction is present they are categorised as ASA III. These patients are at increased risk for metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

2016 11 Mar

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available to diagnose it, and its application to perioperative and critically ill patients. Frailty is increasingly recognised as a potential contributor to patient outcome during an episode of critical illness. However, there is currently no consensus definition or assessment tool.... Read more

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Study: Medication Errors Common in Surgery

2015 27 Oct

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that some sort of mistake or adverse event occurred in 1 out of 2 surgeries studied and in 5 percent of observed drug administrations. Their study of 277 operations at MGH also found that a third of the errors resulted in adverse drug events or harm to patients. The findings were presented... Read more

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Perioperative Surgical Home: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

2015 27 Oct

In its second year of implementation, the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care led to improved quality of care and more cost savings for knee or hip replacement patients at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. The findings, presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2015 annual meeting, show that the PSH is a viable and beneficial... Read more

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Anaesthesia Impacts Perioperative Risk and Outcomes

2014 24 Nov

Anaesthesiologists play a vital role in perioperative care. In recent decades, the risks associated with anaesthetic care have been dramatically reduced. However, anaesthesia takes centre stage among acute healthcare services, and from a patient's perspective, anaesthesia-specific risks cannot be meaningfully isolated from perioperative and peri-interventional... Read more