Mental three-dimensional rotation training is associated with improved ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia technical skills.
Early initiation of norepinephrine infusion in septic shock is associated with decreased short-term mortality.
Perioperative β-blocker use should be tailored for patient and surgical risk factors, most importantly because of the association with increased mortality and stroke when their use is generalised.
Pre-spinal-anaesthesia administration of IV ondansetron 4 mg reduces the ED50 of prophylactic phenylephrine infusion by 26% among patients undergoing elective Caesarean section.
High-inspired 80% FiO2 shows no safety compromise when compared with standard 30-35% FiO2 among surgical patients.
Left-lateral tilt has no effect on neonatal acid-base status when maternal blood pressure is maintained with crystalloid coload & phenylephrine infusion during elective cesarean delivery.
Phenylephrine & noradrenaline show similar incidence of bradycardia when used for postspinal hypotension prophylaxis during Caesarean section.
Preeclampsia diagnostic technologies continue to advance. Peripartum care is improved with multidisciplinary teams, specialist anaesthesia care and the availability of critical care support.
Closed-loop goal-directed fluid therapy with colloids is associated with lower volume infused and fewer postoperative complications than with crystalloids.
Perineural dexamethasone prolongs interscalene block in a dose-dependent way between doses of 1 to 4 mg.