Prophylactic intrathecal morphine does not reduce the incidence or severity of post-dural puncture headache.
Oral carbohydrate consumption during labour did not alter the rate of instrumental delivery or cesarean section, vomiting incidence, nor self-reported hunger, thirst, fatigue, stress or overall well-being.
Intraoperative pupillometry monitoring is a feasible surrogate for nociception assessment, resulting in both lower intraoperative remifentanil consumption and lower peak post-operative pain.
In the absence of abnormal placentation, perioperative management of repeat cesarean section is almost the same as for primary cesarean section.
After out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients experience differences in duration of CPR, chest injury, return of circulation and survival, depending on time of day.
The 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) is feasible to use in late pregnancy.
Cycle commuting is associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality, and lower cancer & cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality.
SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted by airborne droplets in a hamster model. Surgical masks reduce both infection & severity, particularly when worn by those infected.
Running for as little as 50 min/week reduces all-cause (27%), cardiovascular (30%) and cancer (23%) mortality.
Taiwan's success responding to COVID is due to many factors, most notably their affordable access to medical care & public health services along with widespread public mask use.