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Pre-oxygenation – why and how

Sunita R Balla and Prof Cyprian Mendonca look at the common practices, benefits and controversies surrounding preoxygenation From the early years of anaesthetic training, every trainee is taught the ritual of


6–9 September 2017; The European Pain Federation; Copenhagen

The European Pain Federation (EFIC) will hold its 10th biennial conference in the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark from September 6-9 2017. This four-day event, titled “Bringing Pain Relief to All Patients”


Nurse-led intervention helps carers’ manage medication and cancer pain

A study funded by Marie Curie and Dimbleby Cancer Care published in July shows the potential benefits of a new nurse-led intervention in supporting carers to manage pain medication in people


Applying electric current to nerve for chronic low back pain does not provide clinically important improvement

In three randomised trials, treatment of chronic low back pain with radiofrequency denervation, a procedure that can be performed with different techniques including the application of an electric current to


World first self-donning system for surgical gowns

In the health care setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that health care personnel can don without the need for any assistance. Also, in the