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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

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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

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An analysis of the patient journey during anaesthesia

Introduction A case study by Arwinder Singh of a patient who underwent bilateral retrograde change of urethral stents following stent placement due to prostate cancer. A case study is an

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Anaesthetic cream most effective pain reliever for infant vaccinations

 Infant vaccinations are considered the best way to protect a baby from 14 serious childhood diseases. Sometimes, the pain from vaccine injections can distress infants, which contributes to hesitancy from

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Airway Emergency – Management of ‘can’t intubate can’t oxygenate’ scenario

Summary A ‘can’t intubate can’t oxygenate’ scenario (CICO) is defined as a situation when there is failed intubation and failure to adequately oxygenate using facemask ventilation or supraglottic airway device

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Progress in technology offers new opportunities for anaesthesia and respiratory market

Industrialisation and globalisation has opened new opportunities and avenues for the different sectors such as manufacturing, oil & gas, construction, healthcare, mining, automobile, aerospace, and defence. The growth of industrialisation,

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Analgesic techniques for breast and anterior chest wall procedures

Focus on acronym approach to Serratus Anterior Plane Block   Authors: Dr. Sher Mohammad1 , Dr. Sailaja Pothuneedi2, Dr. Sandeep Puppalwar 1 Consultant anaesthetist, 2 ST7 anaesthetics, 3 Clinical Fellow

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Case Report: ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a patient with a normal coronary angiogram

CASE REPORT A 48-year old Caucasian male presented to our hospital following a witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated swiftly. On arrival of the ambulance crew