A lower processed-EEG based measure of anaesthetic resistance is associated with greater post-operative delirium risk.
Unsuccessful epidural blood patch is associated with higher lumbar levels, shorter time between puncture & patch, and with patients with migraine history.
Other than acute kidney injury, there appears no outcome difference between spinal and general anaesthesia in hip fracture surgery.
Ultrasound-guided parasternal block may be an effective regional technique to reduce pain, ventilation & ICU stay after cardiac surgery.
ICU patients with COVID have a higher incidence of barotrauma than non-COVID patients, despite similar ventilation management.
Road safety interventions addressing speed would save about 350,000 lives globally each year.
Patient satisfaction with anaesthesia is unchanged by post-operative anaesthetist visit.
See the more recent 2022 article, Return to exercise post-COVID-19 infection: A pragmatic approach in mid-2022, which also sets out a graduated return to exercise, though is perhaps even more pragmatic.
After recovering from mild COVID infection with minimal or no symptoms, most recreational athletes can gradually increase exercise intensity over six days, returning to normal activity on day 7 if graduation is well tolerated.
After COVID recovery, most vaccinated elite athletes achieve pre-morbid fitness levels by day 7-14.