Vitamin B12a (hydroxocobalamin) may be beneficial in managing vasoplegic syndrome following cardiopulmonary bypass.
Within the Fear Avoidance Model of pain, quantitative neurophysiological factors provide additional conceptual benefit when integrated along with traditional psychologically aspects of the FAM.
Type of maintenance anesthesia, whether propofol or sevoflurane, had no effect on circulating tumor cell count after primary breast cancer surgery.
Difficult and/or failed intubation occurs in ~1 in 200 general anaesthetics, more commonly with emergency surgery, obesity, increased morbidity and with neuro or endocrine surgery.
A high proportion (15%) of UK maternity healthcare workers have seroconverted to SARS-CoV-2 without a known COVID diagnosis. 36% were asymptomatic and 59% had not self-isolated.
Prophylactic intrathecal morphine does not reduce the incidence or severity of post-dural puncture headache.
Oral carbohydrate consumption during labour did not alter the rate of instrumental delivery or cesarean section, vomiting incidence, nor self-reported hunger, thirst, fatigue, stress or overall well-being.
Intraoperative pupillometry monitoring is a feasible surrogate for nociception assessment, resulting in both lower intraoperative remifentanil consumption and lower peak post-operative pain.
In the absence of abnormal placentation, perioperative management of repeat cesarean section is almost the same as for primary cesarean section.
After out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients experience differences in duration of CPR, chest injury, return of circulation and survival, depending on time of day.