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The future of anaesthetic and perioperative care – have your say

The future of anaesthetic and perioperative care – have your say The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) and the James Lind Alliance (JLA) are conducting a research priority setting

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Patient warming does not prevent hypothermia

Patient warming does not prevent hypothermia Patients actively warmed during surgery can still experience hypothermia, according to a new study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology. The research, led

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Elderly patients often receive too much anaesthesia for endoscopy

Elderly patients often receive too much anaesthesia for endoscopy Elderly patients undergoing ambulatory gastrointestinal procedures often receive inappropriately high doses of anaesthesia at induction, researchers at Yale have found. A

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European backing for new Papworth hospitals

European backing for new Papworth hospitals The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide GBP 46 million for the new 310-bed Papworth Hospital to be constructed on the Cambridge

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New GMC report highlights factors that affect progression of doctors in training

New GMC report highlights factors that affect progression of doctors in training New data published by the General Medical Council (GMC) reports for the first time on examination results and

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Warming up nicely – Geratherm UniqueTemp

Warming up nicely – Geratherm UniqueTempA report of the trial of the Geratherm UniqueTemp patient warming system in and by the staff of the operating theatres at Homerton University Hospital,

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Leadership: How to get ahead in anaesthesia

Chima Oti describes his experience of attending a leadership and management module as an anaesthetic trainee I was fortunate during my anaesthetic training to complete a leadership and management module.

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Adenosine receptor holds key to pain relief

New research into the adenosine receptor has uncovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain, suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief.

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New care bundle leads to drop in death rate after emergency surgery

Four UK hospitals have achieved a huge reduction in the number of patients dying following emergency abdominal surgery, after adopting a ‘care bundle’ devised by patient safety specialists. The care

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Improving memory deficits following anaesthesia

General anaesthesia results in expended cognitive decline and memory deficits for many individuals following surgical procedure. Memory deficits can last for months and affect patient outcome and quality of life.