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Equipment to manage a difficult airway during anaesthesia
Volume39 Issue1
TypeSpecial Article
AuthorsPA Baker, BT Flanagan, KB Greenland, R Morris, H Owen, RH Riley, WB Runciman, DA Scott, R Segal, WJ Smithies, AF Merry
The PiCCO monitor: a review
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AuthorsE Litton, M Morgan
Acute pain management in opioid-tolerant patients: a growing challenge
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Systematic review of oxytocin dosing at caesarean section
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Obesity and obstetric anaesthesia
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Brugada syndrome – a review of the implications for the anaesthetist
Volume39 Issue4
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Airway assessment based on a three column model of direct laryngoscopy
Volume38 Issue1
AuthorsKB Greenland
Opioids, ventilation and acute pain management
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AuthorsPE Macintyre, JA Loadsman, DA Scott
Subdural block and the anaesthetist
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Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is an educational journal for those associated with anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine

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For the second edition of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care we’re publishing in two this time around. While we have only one covernote – Drs Featherstone and Ball have written a fascinating piece on bellows and self-inflating bags (how far we’ve come!); we have two editorials – Buprenorphine for the management of acute pain by Macintyre et al and Perioperative anaphylaxis: progress, prevention and pholcodine policy by McAleer et al.

We feature two Special Articles –one by Kolawole et al on the ANZAAG/ANZCA Perioperative Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines in which the authors have developed management guidelines that include six crisis management cards intended to apply to anaphylaxis only during the perioperative period. Well worth a read for those interested in the latest approach to a high-tension situation. The other marks a milestone for webAIRS incident reporting who have received 4,000+ reports so far. Gibbs et al have analysed patient and procedural factors associated with a higher proportion of harm or death, versus no harm in these first 4,000 incidents reports to webAIRS.

Reviews? We’ve got two! Ho et al have described the limitations of the traditional coagulation protein cascade and standard coagulation tests, explaining the potential advantages of applying the cell-based model in current coagulation management strategies for the critical bleeding. And Herway and Benumof have attempted to determine the static factors that affect the length of the human trachea across different populations and to investigate whether or not there are dynamic factors that cause the length to vary within the same individual (and are these changes significant enough to increase the risk of endobronchial intubation or accidental extubation?).

This issue also holds a selection of Original Papers ranging from A six-month evaluation of a video double-lumen ETT after introduction into thoracic anaesthetic practice and a pilot study using preoperative ScO2 saturation to stratify cardiovascular risk in major non-cardiac surgery to validation of a different endotracheal intubation simulator designed for use in anaesthetic training and a clinical audit assessing the efficacy of a numbing applicator for intravenous cannulation in children.

There are some abstracts from the ASA’s NSC which was held in Melbourne last year; and a range of correspondence if you’re more in the mood for a shorter read.

Just a reminder: applications are invited from ASA, NZSA or ANZICS members who are in training or within five years of their specialist qualification for the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Junior Research Award. The prize consists of AUD$2,000 plus expenses to attend the annual ASA NSC in order to receive the award. Applications are in the form of a letter indicating the name of your paper published in AIC last year (2016), emailed to by 30 April 2017.

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