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ECT in the time of COVID

Dr Karen Butler and Dr Jim Watts, both consultants at East Lancashire NHS Trust, Blackburn, Lancashire, discuss electro convulsive therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic Electro convulsive therapy (ECT) is

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Pathophysiology of COVID-19: Myocarditis

Dr Helen Dixon MbChB, anaesthetic trainee at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, reviews the presentation, diagnosis and management of myocarditis in COVID-19 . On the 31st December 2019, Wuhan Municipal

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Ethical decision making during a pandemic: a pocket guide

Dr James Watts and Dr Carole Pilkington, Consultants in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Blackburn Royal hospital, offer guidance concerning ethical decision making during the current pandemic Medicine is

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Rates of pulmonary complications drastically reduced with newer drug

Improved outcomes in some patients could be due to a more complete reversal of the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery, according to a new study by Sachin Kheterpal at

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Ultrasound provides much-needed answers for rebuilding lives in Nepal 

Promotional feature Dr Jesus Casado Cerrada, Internist at the Hospital Universitario de Getafe and Professor at the Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain, has travelled to the Rasuwa district of Nepal to help a local

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A targeted approach to pain management

Promotional feature Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has a significant role to play in pain management for patients around the world. Dr Victor Mayoral Rojals, Consultant Anaesthetist and head of the pain

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Durability and reliability built into every ultrasound system made

Promotional feature As hospitals and clinics become more analytical about their purchasing decisions, they are starting to evaluate the total cost of ownership of capital equipment, including portable capital equipment,

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The tale of central venous line: Seldinger’s technique, indications, contraindications and complications

The tale of central venous line On December 29, 1831, William Brooke O’Shaughnessy who was a young medical graduate wrote to The Lancet one of the shortest and yet most

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Regional anaesthesia plays a crucial part in ERAS programmes

Promotional feature ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery) programmes use the combination of a multidisciplinary approach with technologies such as ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks to reduce opioid use following

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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