Consuming a small amount of milk with tea does not slow gastric emptying when compared with the same volume of water.
High-dose epidural fentanyl does not slow gastric emptying in labouring women compared to low-dose fentanyl.
Although reducing excessive anaesthetic depth, closed-loop TIVA did not reduce postoperative neurocognitive complications when compared to manual BIS-guided TIVA.
Infratentorial craniotomies require a longer duration of surgery and higher exposure to anesthetic drugs and analgesics, and consequently are associated with higher rates of PONV. The article describes a 3 drug regimen adding scopolamine to the usual combination of dexamethasone and ondansetron.
Dexmedetomidine does not improve day 3 behaviour among 2-7 year olds after day case surgery.
Propofol-based TIVA may be associated with improved overall survival after cancer surgery than volatile anaesthesia.
Epidural analgesia for video-assisted thoracoscopic lung cancer surgery does not improve cancer recurrence or cancer-specific survival.
Older patients with low pre-operative cognitive performance may inadvertently be receiving a relative overdose during volatile general anaesthesia.
When used for post caesarean section analgesia, both intrathecal hydromorphone (75 mcg) and intrathecal morphine (150 mcg) are equally effective.
The erector spinae plane block has similar efficacy to paravertebral block for reducing post breast surgery pain, but is inferior to pectoralis nerve block.