Among infants & children < 3y having prone general anaesthesia, regular hourly alveolar recruitment reduces pre-extubation atelectasis.
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The Clinical Frailty Scale provides meaningful additional outcome prediction to traditional preoperative risk factors among non-cardiac surgery patients.
Remifentanil does not reduce the performance of BIS-based closed-loop propofol anesthesia with a remifentanil effect site concentration of 2.8-7.5 ng/mL.
Pediatric airway management guidelines for COVID-19 patients relies upon non-clinical studies, infectious disease data and expert opinion.
The analgesic benefit and safety of pre-hospital femoral nerve block compared with other, more common forms of pain-relief remains uncertain.
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..