Ultrasound-guided thoracolumbar interfascial plane block improves lumbar spinal surgery analgesia.
Finger-cuff derived blood pressure & CO/CI measurement shows some accuracy when compared with invasive methods, however too much heterogeneity exists among studies for it to be reliably interchangeable.
At nadir haemoglobin above 90 g/L in-hospital, 30-day and 1-year mortality is higher with transfusion.
The systemic antinociceptive effects of lidocaine occur by mechanisms other than sodium channel blockade, including silencing of ectopic discharges, inflammatory suppression, and neurotransmission modulation.
Perioperative dexamethasone does not appear to increase postoperative wound infection risk, although is associated with mild BSL increase among non-diabetics.
Severe acute pain in orthopaedic trauma patients is more common among female patients and those having had previous injury-related surgery, and preoperative pain severity is associated with persistent pain at 3 months.
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Propofol and ketamine are acceptable either alone or in combination for pediatric procedural sedation.
Intubation in microgravity by novices was more successful using videolaryngoscopy than direct laryngoscopy.
Goal-directed fluid therapy offered no benefit over standard therapy in patients undergoing open radical cystectomy, although was associated with a higher incidence of acute kidney injury.