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Australian study determines safest airway device for babies in surgery

A medical trial in Western Australia, involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask is the preferred airway device over an endotracheal tube during minor surgical procedures. A


Smiths Medical guides healthcare organisations to make transition to NRFit™

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Smiths Medical is ensuring its customers are prepared for the transition from Luer to non-Luer connectors following the publication of a new standard from the International Standards Organisation


Dental patients prefer propofol for sedation

Researchers from the Tokyo Dental College in Tokyo, Japan wanted to find out which anaesthetic was the better choice in a dental office: propofol or sevoflurane. In an article published


Pair of old socks inspired professor to develop removable airway stent

A knitted rag sock inspired a Norwegian professor to develop a airway stent that can easily be removed after it has done its job.  Two years ago, Erney Mattsson from the


New guidance from AAGBI on patient consent for anaesthesia

Last week, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) issued new guidance on patient consent for anaesthesia. The AAGBI first published guidance on consent for anaesthesia in 1999


New Classic Star from Dräger facilitates non-invasive ventilation

With the new Classic Star NIV (non-invasive ventilation) mask, Dräger now offers products for nasal and oronasal ventilation as well as a full-face mask. Allowing clinics to support the acceptance of


Next generation Proxima™ launched by Sphere Medical

Sphere Medical, an company involved in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has launched its next generation CE-marked Proxima™ system. This unique bedside blood gas analyser (BGA) incorporates a new


Pain relief without the cannabis high

Researchers at Leiden University led by Mario van der Stelt (Leiden Institute for Chemistry) have set ‘gold standards’ for developing new painkillers based on the medicinal effects of cannabis. Medicinal marihuana


5–7 July 2017, GAT Annual Scientific Meeting; Cardiff

Join us for the 50th Anniversary of the GAT Annual Scientific Meeting (GAT ASM). Consistently providing over 50 years of hot topics, exam-based lectures and networking with your training colleagues


23-26 February 2017 – Australasian Symposium on Ultrasound & Regional Anaesthesia (ASURA); Queensland

A message from the ASURA presidents: Welcome, We are delighted to invite you to the 2017 Australasian Symposium on Ultrasound and Regional Anaesthesia (ASURA) meeting hosted by the ACE Regional