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European Pain Federation EFIC announces the first recipient of the Ulf Lindblom Prize

On 25 July , 2017, the European Pain Federation EFIC announced that the first recipient of the Ulf Lindblom Prize will be French doctor Nicolás Varela, who is currently finishing

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Passing the Primary FRCA: A strategy for success from a trainee that learned the hard way

Alexander Jones of the Royal Unites Hospitals, Bath, looks at resources available and outlines a strategy for success that trainees can utilise when undertaking the Primary FRCA   Introduction The Primary

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Update in anaesthesia for Electro Convulsive Therapy: A forgotten anaesthetic sub speciality

JC Watts and K Butler discuss the key role the anaesthetist plays in the Electro Convulsive Therapy process   Introduction: a typical patient An elderly patient with a previous history of

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Pre-oxygenation: Why and how?

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

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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

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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

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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