Neither perioperative aspirin or clonidine show long-term benefit in terms of death, cardiovascular complication, cancer, or chronic pain at 1 year, except for a benefit of aspirin for patients with a history of PCI.
Sugammadex showed no benefit over neostigmine when assessed using PACU spirometry, muscle strength, TOFR or other indicators of recovery up to 2 hours post-reversal.
Careful planning and preparation before emergency cesarean section for COVID-19 infected parturient is essential to reduce healthcare worker infection and ensure mother & infant safety.
Neurally-adjusted ventilatory assist improves patient-ventilator synchrony although with uncertain effect on clinical outcome..
Vitamin B12a (hydroxocobalamin) may be beneficial in managing vasoplegic syndrome following cardiopulmonary bypass.
Within the Fear Avoidance Model of pain, quantitative neurophysiological factors provide additional conceptual benefit when integrated along with traditional psychologically aspects of the FAM.
Type of maintenance anesthesia, whether propofol or sevoflurane, had no effect on circulating tumor cell count after primary breast cancer surgery.
Difficult and/or failed intubation occurs in ~1 in 200 general anaesthetics, more commonly with emergency surgery, obesity, increased morbidity and with neuro or endocrine surgery.
A high proportion (15%) of UK maternity healthcare workers have seroconverted to SARS-CoV-2 without a known COVID diagnosis. 36% were asymptomatic and 59% had not self-isolated.
Prophylactic intrathecal morphine does not reduce the incidence or severity of post-dural puncture headache.