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Engineering laboratory joins European-wide programme to improve infusion patient safety

As part of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has joined a research consortium which aims to improve techniques for infusion drug delivery. Previous research

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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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Anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumour recurrence

Study does not demonstrate long-term advantages of regional anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery and dispels misgivings about the influence of opioids on cancer recurrence. One of the largest global studies

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Laughing gas helpful for labour pain, but epidural still top choice

Women report being very satisfied with nitrous oxide to manage labour pain, experiencing no adverse side effects to the baby, although more than half of the women ultimately opted for an

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Urinary catheters not needed for joint replacement surgery

Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anaesthesia have no increased risk for postoperative adverse genitourinary (GU) complications by skipping preoperative indwelling urinary catheters, according to a study published in the

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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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Anaesthetic drug sevoflurane improves sepsis outcomes

Patients with sepsis often require surgery or imaging procedures under general anaesthesia, yet there is no standard regimen for anaesthetising septic patients. Of volatile (inhaled) anaesthetics, sevoflurane and isoflurane are

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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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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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What are the lessons from the Gosport report?

James Watts, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care, looks at the recently published report into the events that occurred at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. The recently published report into the events that occurred