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Hypothermia in uremic syndrome

K Katyayani and R Kapoor present a case study of severe hypothermia, complicated by cardiac arrest secondary to accumulation of uremic toxins in a patient with known stage four kidney disease

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Tramadol at a glance

Tramadol was launched in Germany for the first time in 1977. Currently it is used as an analgesic worldwide. It is synthetic opioid of benzemoid class (due to benzene ring

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Partnerships for progress in Somaliland

Safe Anaesthesia for Somaliland (SANSOM) drew together partners from across four continents to help Somalilanders improve their anaesthesia services. The global health community is slowly waking up to the huge

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Errors in clinical measurement: What and why?

Mohamed Mahmoud and Oliver Pratt highlight the most common clinical measurement errors encountered in daily practice and advise as to how they may be avoided   Abstract The recording of accurate

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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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Algorithm based management improves compliance with Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in ICU

Sanjay Deshpande, MA Dessoky and Peter Brock used algorithm to identify patients at risk with stress related mucosal disease, those with an indication for IV prophylaxis, and those with indications for Proton Pump

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RCoA provide joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children

RCoA report there is currently much debate on the approach anaesthetists and the wider medical team should take in response to publications about the potential of general anaesthetic agents to

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Case study – Unilateral pulmonary oedema

  Case report A 75-year-old woman presented with out of hospital cardiac arrest following sudden breathlessness. She was resuscitated and transferred to the Emergency department where she was intubated and