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AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia 2012

In a world that is increasingly based on portable technological aids, such as smart phones, it might prove challenging for a book to remain relevant. However, the mental image of


How does exercise affect nerve pain?

Exercise helps to alleviate pain related to nerve damage (neuropathic pain) by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors, suggests an experimental study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.The results support exercise as


NICE opens consultation on draft guidance for depth of anaesthesia monitors

Draft guidance from NICE’s Diagnostics Assessment Programme issued for consultation recommends the use of the Bispectral Index (BIS) depth of anaesthesia monitor as an option for reducing adverse outcomes from


JAP Correction

We want to draw your attention to a few mistakes.Article: “Hydrochemistry of Water and the Medically Infused Fluids: Focus on Biochemical Mischief” Page 98, column No.1In the section of molecular


Midwives and nurse anaesthetists will be trained to perform obstetric surgery and provide critical care for newborn infants in Africa

In an innovative move to counteract the health worker brain drain, urbanisation and loss of doctors through recent armed conflict (in Liberia), the Ministries of Health in two sub-Saharan African


Anaesthetists selected for volunteering scheme to save lives in the world’s poorest countries

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) is taking part in a volunteering scheme announced by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, to provide training in life-saving healthcare


Magnets may help prevent rare complication of spinal anaesthesia

A simple technique using local anaesthetic mixed with magnetised “ferrofluids” may provide a new approach to preventing a rare but serious complication of spinal anaesthesia, reports Anesthesia & Analgesia.With further


NHS productivity challenge would be ‘undoable’ says expert

Asking the NHS to find nearly £50 billion in efficiency savings would be “frankly undoable”, says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King’s Fund, in an article published on


Quick, simple test to identify patients who will not respond to the painkiller tramadol

French researchers have found a way to quickly identify the 5-10% of patients in whom the commonly used painkiller, tramadol, does not work effectively. A simple blood test can produce


The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) extends their membership offering

Following a decision by the Founding Council, membership has now been extended so non-medical full members of UK medical royal colleges and faculties can now join FMLM. The numbers now