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WCA 2016: the unforgettable World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

A review of the WCA 2016 by the WFSA The WFSA and the SAHK were proud to co-host the 16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong in September


Terminal cancer patients ‘not getting adequate pain relief’

Many terminal cancer patients are not getting adequate pain relief early enough, according to a University of Leeds study. The researchers found that, on average, terminal cancer patients were given


Patient-dedicated blood gas analysis enhances flu readiness and infection control

Sphere Medical discussed how its Proxima patient-dedicated blood gas monitoring system can be used to enhance flu readiness and improve infection control in Intensive Care Units at HAI 2016 (Hauptstadtkongresses für Anästhesiologie


Link between weather and chronic pain is emerging through an innovative national smartphone research project

Preliminary findings from a mass participation study have indicated a link between weather conditions – specifically rain and lack of sunshine – and chronic pain. Daily data inputted from over


Vygon launches b-card, an innovative device that combines continuous chest compressions and dynamic oxygenation for CPR

A groundbreaking device designed by anaesthesia specialist Dr Boussignac revolutionises the management of cardiac arrest by emergency first responders. This universal resuscitation device for first aiders or physicians can be used with


Persistent childbirth pain increases risk of postnatal depression

New research presented at this year’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong (28 Aug-2 Sept) shows that women who experience persistent childbirth pain are more likely to develop


29 March 2017 – 1 April 2017 – IX SIMPAR – ISURA congress; Florence

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are honoured and proud to invite you to participate the IX SIMPAR – ISURA congress, from March 30th to April 1st, 2017 in Florence (Italy).


NIH review finds nondrug approaches effective for treatment of common pain conditions

Data from a review of US-based clinical trials published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches – such as yoga, tai chi, and


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


Five-year study reveals patients operated on at night twice as likely to die as patients who have daytime operations

New research presented at this year’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong (28 Aug – 2 Sept) shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice