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The PiCCO monitor: a review
Volume40 Issue3
AuthorsE Litton, M Morgan
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
Acute pain management in opioid-tolerant patients: a growing challenge
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AuthorsCA Huxtable, LJ Roberts, AA Somogyi, PE Macintyre
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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Subdural block and the anaesthetist
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Opioids, ventilation and acute pain management
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The role of regional anaesthesia techniques in the management of acute pain
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The September issue has a covernote by Featherstone and Ball on mechanised cardiac massage, while the Editorials by Pandit et al, Goulding and Piper et al make interesting reading.

Pillinger et al describe the physiological basis for nutritional prehabilitation and evaluate the clinical evidence for its current roles in the perioperative period.

In their paper Fasting or starving? Measurement of blood ketone levels in 100 fasted elective and emergency adult surgical patients at an Australian tertiary hospital, Burstal et al investigate ketonaemia in adults fasted for surgery.

Lim et al developed an 18-question electronic survey to investigate practice patterns and perspectives (emphasising indications, barriers, and impact on cancer outcomes) of TIVA versus inhalational general anaesthesia in Australasia while Blank et al conducted a retrospective audit of blood transfusions in surgical patients in their regional referral hospital using five years’ coded administrative data.

In Introduction of a mandatory pre-block safety checklist into a regional anaesthesia block room service: a quality improvement project, McLellan et al suggest that there may be collateral benefit to using a pre-block safety checklist in addition to merely reducing the risk of wrong-side block.

In their Case Report, Golub et al aim to provide comprehensive data on the effectiveness of ketamine in refractory status epilepticus (RSE) and to describe the potential consequences of long-term ketamine infusion

This issue also features the Abstracts of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting, 7 to 11 May 2018.

As usual there is a variety of interesting Correspondence and Book Reviews in this issue.


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