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Taking the clinic to the mountain

Promotional feature Dr Philippe Mahiou practices anaesthesia in the Grenoble area, splitting his time between a private clinic and working as a helicopter doctor attending mountaineering accidents. As part of

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Haemodynamic optimisation in Whipple’s surgery

A randomised controlled outcome study evaluating the effect of peri- operative haemodynamic optimisation on mortality, morbidity and length of hospital stay in Whipple’s operations     ABSTRACT Background Patients undergoing

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Getting to grips with ultrasound-guided pain control in Zambia

Promotional feature   Consultant and trainee anaesthetists from Surrey travelled to Lusaka with a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system, to train Zambian colleagues in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. Dr Madankumar Narayanan describes

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Reducing pain and disability to restore children’s hopes and futures

Promotional feature Asha Vihar is a development aid project in the state of Jharkhand, Eastern India, that takes a holistic approach comprising conventional and alternative medicine to deliver free healthcare

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A solid future for point-of-care ultrasound in intensive care

Promotional feature Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an established tool for the rapid assessment and diagnosis of patients across a variety of medical disciplines, not least in the high-octane environment

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Temperature management expertise from Central Medical Supplies

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS) offers a wide range of temperature management products, from a number of different companies, which continue to be available via the NHS Supply

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The changing face of anaesthesia

Promotional feature Standard operating procedures are now commonplace in many commercial and industrial environments, but do they have a place in patient care? With constant pressure on healthcare providers to

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One for all – standardising medical equipment

Promotional feature Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is widely used in hospitals across the country. However, as these systems are often shared between departments, and consultants may work at more than one

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Driving regional anaesthesia forward with point-of-care ultrasound

Promotional feature Point-of-care ultrasound is playing an important role in the anaesthesiology department at Spain’s Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Dr Xavier Sala-Blanch, pictured, Senior Doctor and Head of Section in

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Dilemmas and Difficult Airways: more than just anatomy

Introduction The management of the difficult airway is now quite rightly entrenched in anaesthetic practice, and relies on a pragmatic and to some degree evidence based approach which has been