A negative SARS-CoV-2 RAT result with a Roche Cobas RAT indicates a non-contagious individual, even if PCR positive.
The nuance of differences, strengths & indications between direct Macintosh laryngoscopy and various videolaryngoscopes is not easily definable and continues to be open to debate.
Paravertebral block for breast surgery reduces acute postoperative pain, but not the incidence of chronic pain.
Perioperative vitamin C in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery likely does not offer significant outcome benefit.
Goal-directed haemodynamic therapy might decrease mortality, hospital stay & postoperative complications, yet only infectious complications & anastomotic leak show moderate evidence certainty.
Intrathecal 2-chloropocaine 3% is an acceptable alternative to intrathecal hyperbaric bupivacaine for cervical cerclage placement, providing a shorter time to sensory resolution and PACU discharge.
Prehabilitation may improve postoperative outcomes, but the evidence base is still sparse and uncertain.
Postoperative adjunct use of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) shows a small beneficial effect to reduce acute & chronic post-operative pain and opioid consumption.
Routine postoperative noninvasive respiratory support does not prevent pneumonia in adults undergoing elective surgery.
Post-caesarean section local anaesthetic wound infusion reduces acute postoperative pain & hyperalgesia although had no effect on persistent postoperative pain.