Homepage: Special Issue: Advances in Perioperative Care – BJS / Anaesthesia (free articles)

– Perioperative care and collaboration between surgeons and anaesthetists – it’s about time

– Role of the anaesthetist in postoperative care

– Framework for prehabilitation services

– Role of critical care in improving outcomes for high‐risk surgical patients

– Scoping review of mode of anaesthesia in emergency surgery

– Strategies to minimize intraoperative blood loss during major surgery

– Perioperative care of the obese patient

– Rational performance metrics for operating theatres, principles of efficiency, and how to achieve it

– Acute postoperative pain management

– Meta‐analysis of preoperative high‐sensitivity cardiac troponin measurement in non‐cardiac surgical patients at risk of cardiovascular complications

– Network meta‐analysis of urinary retention and mortality after Lichtenstein repair of inguinal hernia under local, regional or general anaesthesia

– Meta‐analysis of α‐blockade versus no blockade before adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma

– Network meta‐analysis of local and regional analgesia following colorectal resection

– Randomized clinical trial of intraoperative dexmedetomidine to prevent delirium in the elderly undergoing major non‐cardiac surgery

– Randomized clinical trial of continuous transversus abdominis plane block, epidural or patient‐controlled analgesia for patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery

– Qualitative study of clinician and patient perspectives on the mode of anaesthesia for emergency surgery

– Variation in global uptake of the Surgical Safety Checklist

– Safety and efficacy of non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery

– International multicentre review of perioperative management and outcome for catecholamine‐producing tumours


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Effect of Rocuronium vs Succinylcholine on Endotracheal Intubation Success Rate Among Patients Undergoing Out-of-Hospital Rapid Sequence Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Newer Drug Falls Short for Quick Prehospital Intubation – MedPage Today (free registration required)


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Homepage: CPR Guidelines (free summaries and infographics)

– 2019 Highlights – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 FAQ – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 Infographic – ACLS Guidelines Update

– 2019 Infographic – PALS Guidelines Update

Original Guidelines: AHA Updates on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (free) AND AHA Updates in Pediatric Life Support (free)


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The effect of remote ischaemic preconditioning on myocardial injury in emergency hip fracture surgery (PIXIE trial): phase II randomised clinical trial – The BMJ (free)

Related Perspective: Remote ischaemic preconditioning: an intervention for anaesthetists? – British Journal of Anaesthesia (free)


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Pharmacological interventions for the prevention of acute postoperative pain in adults following brain surgery – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Preventing pain after brain surgery – Cochrane Library (free)


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Difficult Airway Society guidelines for awake tracheal intubation (ATI) in adults – Anaesthesia (free)


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Recurrence of breast cancer after regional or general anaesthesia: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Anesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumor recurrence – Medical University of Vienna (free) AND Anesthesia Technique Flops in Large Breast Cancer Trial – MedPage Today (free registration required)


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Anaesthetic depth and complications after major surgery: an international, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


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Effect of a fluid bolus on cardiovascular collapse among critically ill adults undergoing tracheal intubation (PrePARE): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter


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Effect of Postextubation High-Flow Nasal Oxygen With Noninvasive Ventilation vs High-Flow Nasal Oxygen Alone on Reintubation Among Patients at High Risk of Extubation Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Added Benefit of Noninvasive Ventilation to High-Flow Nasal Oxygen to Prevent Reintubation in Higher-Risk Patients (free for a limited period)



Special Issue: Obstetric Anesthesia

2 Oct, 2019 | 02:08h | UTC

Perioperative covert stroke in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery (NeuroVISION): a prospective cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: ‘Silent’ strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline – McMaster University (free) AND ‘Silent’ strokes after elective surgeries in older adults double their risk of later cognitive decline, study finds – The Globe and Mail (free)


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Perioperative Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Receiving a Direct Oral Anticoagulant – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Study Sheds Light on Stopping and Resuming DOACs in Afib Patients Undergoing Surgery – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

“The DOAC regimens were omitted for 1 day before a low–bleeding-risk procedure and 2 days before a high–bleeding-risk procedure. The DOAC regimens were resumed 1 day after a low–bleeding-risk procedure and 2 to 3 days after a high–bleeding-risk procedure.”


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International consensus statement on the use of uterotonic agents during caesarean section – Anaesthesia (free)


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Survey: Suicide Amongst Anesthetists

4 Jul, 2019 | 10:47h | UTC

Suicide amongst anaesthetists – an Association of Anaesthetists survey – Anaesthesia (free)

News Release: Survey highlights need for improved mental health guidance & support for anaesthetists – Association of Anaesthetists (free)


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Prevalence and Cost of Care Cascades After Low-Value Preoperative Electrocardiogram for Cataract Surgery in Fee-for-Service Medicare Beneficiaries – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Cascades Of Care – American Council on Science and Health (free)

Related: Evaluation of an Intervention to Reduce Low-Value Preoperative Care for Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery (link to abstract and commentary) AND Systematic Review: Routine Preoperative Medical Testing for Cataract Surgery (free)


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Effect of Intraoperative High Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) With Recruitment Maneuvers vs Low PEEP on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Obese Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Setting Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Undergoing Surgery (free)


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Prophylactic antibiotics in the prevention of infection after operative vaginal delivery (ANODE): a multicentre randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Antibiotics for operative vaginal delivery: practice-changing data – The Lancet (free)


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Neuroanesthesiology Update

11 May, 2019 | 15:51h | UTC

Recent advances in diabetes treatments and their perioperative implications – Current Opinion in Anesthesiology (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

“Sulfonylureas and SGLT2i should be ceased before moderate or major surgery. Other oral antihyperglycemic therapies may be continued or ceased.


Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society statement on clear fluid fasting for elective pediatric anesthesia – Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (free)

Related: Position Statement: Clear Fluids Fasting for Elective Pediatric Anesthesia (free guidelines and reviews on the subject)

“Pediatric patients should be encouraged and allowed to ingest clear fluids up to one hour before elective anesthesia or sedation.”


Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Cardiac Surgery Revolution – JAMA Surgery (free)

Related: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines (free articles)


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Guidelines for Day‐Case Surgery 2019

11 Apr, 2019 | 00:46h | UTC

Effect of an Incentive Spirometer Patient Reminder After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Benefits of Incentive Spirometry: Still More Work to Do – JAMA Surgery (free)

Simple intervention leading to improved outcomes, but confirmatory studies are required (see invited commentary).


The Difficult Airway Trolley: A Narrative Review and Practical Guide – Anesthesiology Research and Practice (free)

Related Guidelines: Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults – British Journal of Anaesthesia (free) AND Practice Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway – Anesthesiology (free)

“Despite several national guidelines on management of the anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway, with separate guidelines for pediatric, obstetric, and intensive care settings, only limited effort has been directed towards developing specific suggestions regarding the contents of a Difficult Airway Trolley”


Neurodevelopmental outcome at 5 years of age after general anaesthesia or awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international, multicentre, randomised, controlled equivalence trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Having Anesthesia Once as a Baby Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


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Fluid administration for acute circulatory dysfunction using basic monitoring: narrative review and expert panel recommendations from an ESICM task force – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

Note: if the above link is paywalled, try this one


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