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Cardiovascular signals could pave the way to safer anaesthesia

Cardiovascular signals could pave the way to safer anaesthesia Researchers have made a breakthrough which could help prevent patients suffering stress to the body and from feeling pain or becoming

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How does anaesthesia affect the brain in older adults and children?

How does anaesthesia affect the brain in older adults and children? Recent studies by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looked at the differences in the way common anaesthetics affect the brains

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Plymouth anaesthetics department accredited by RCoA

Plymouth anaesthetics department accredited by RCoA The anaesthetics department at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has been accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) as one of the first in

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Rudeness damages medical staff performance

Rudeness damages medical staff performance Research conducted at Tel Aviv University finds incivility has grave consequences for quality of medical care and diagnostic accuracy A new Tel Aviv University study

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Identifying children at risk for sleep-disordered breathing prior to surgery

Identifying children at risk for sleep-disordered breathing prior to surgery Knowing which risks may come into play before or during surgery is especially important where children are concerned. Implementation of

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28 August – 2 September 2016 WFSA World Congress of Anesthesiologists 2016

28 August – 2 September 2016 World Congress of Anesthesiologists 2016 David Wilkinson, President of World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), said: “This will be the 16th World Congress

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Inexpensive drug helps reduce need for blood transfusions

Inexpensive drug helps reduce need for blood transfusions Using an inexpensive drug for every hip or knee replacement since 2013 has helped a Canadian hospital reduce its number of red

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On the right trach – James Watts NCEPOD review

On the right trach Consultant Editor James Watts reviews the NCEPOD tracheostomy survey The first record of tracheostomy procedures is allegedly recorded on ancient Egyptian tablets dating from about 3600BC

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Occupational hazards – SHOT Report – Rajvinder Sidhu

Occupational hazards – Rajvinder Sidhu summarises the findings of the 2013 SHOT Report The latest Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) report [1] was published in 2014 and reviews UK transfusion

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: recommendations for anaesthesia and perioperative management

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: recommendations for anaesthesia and perioperative management Thomas Wiesmann, Marco Castori, Fransiska Malfait and Hinnerk Wulf summarise recommendations for general, obstetric and regional anaesthesia in patients with a rare,