Preoperative IV dexamethasone reduces pain after arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
Point-of-care haemostasis testing may be helpful in rapidly diagnosing amniotic fluid embolism.
Endotrachial intubation or insertion of a supraglottic airway device may be harmful in patients suffering out-of-hospital-arrest, or at best be unhelpful.
Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) can be management-altering in post-resuscitation care following cardiac arrest.
Perioperative magnesium reduces propofol induction and maintenance doses, and similarly reduces neuromuscular drug needs.
Local anesthetic infiltration provides the best balance of efficacy and risk for arthroscopic anterior crucial ligament repair.
Opioid-free general anesthesia is a viable anesthetic technique for breast and gynecological surgery.
Recent cannabis use is associated with greater post-operative pain and poorer sleep, after major orthopedic surgery.
I believe in the epidural adage “every dose is a test dose”... but in case you need convincing⇡
Invasive Respiratory or Vasopressor Support is a useful surrogate perioperative marker for prolonged hospital stay, and both in-hospital and long-term survival.