High-frequency heart rate variability (HRV) may be a useful intraoperative indicator of the balance between nociception and analgesia.
Spinal ultrasound improves first-pass success for patients with abnormal spinal anatomy undergoing spinal block, although there was no difference in total procedure time.
Volatile anaesthesia is associated with both lower long-term mortality and less myocardial infarction compared to propofol anaesthesia for cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass.
Rodent models suggest that there are sex-differences in anaesthesia-induced development neurotoxicity.
Although there is some statistically significant improvement in very early post-operative physiology for sugammadex vs neostigmine, it is not clinically significant, persistent nor occurs in other recovery domains.
Figure 2 from the study shows overall recovery and for each domain between neostigmine (N) and sugammadex (S) at each time point (15 min, 40 min and Post-Op Day 1).
A significant difference was observed in physiological recovery at 15 min after surgery, but not for overall recovery or any other domain.
For patients with an unstable cervical spine the Optiscope may produce less cervical spine movement than the McGrath videolaryngoscope.
Within 30 days of their first COVID intubation, 10% of anaesthetists reported positive COVID infection.
Direct impact by tear gas cannisters may result in traumatic brain injury, in addition to other chemical, thermal and mechanical trauma.
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