Detrimental Effects of Filling Laryngotracheal Airways To Excessive Pressure (DEFLATE-P): a quality improvement initiative
This quality improvement (QI) project was performed at a single center to determine the incidence of postoperative complications associated with use of cuffed airway devices. An educational program was then co...
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Brajesh Kaushal, Sandeep Chauhan, Rohan Magoon, Nitish Naik, Ambuj Roy
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Frederic J. Baud, Vincent Jullien, Philippe-Henri Secrétan, Pascal Houzé, Lionel Lamhaut
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Viyayanand Nadella
CONCLUSION: Delayed repair, up to 2 months later, for uncomplicated infant hernia carries a small risk of incarceration but does not increase the rate of strangulation or other complications. PMID: 32243110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: De Cassai A, Andreatta G, Boscolo A, Munari M, Navalesi P Abstract Intergroup comparability is of paramount importance in clinical research since it is impossible to draw conclusions on a treatment if populations with different characteristics are compared. While an adequate randomization process in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) ensures a balanced distribution of subjects between groups, the distribution in observational prospective and retrospective studies may be influenced by many confounders. Propensity score (PS) is a statistical technique that was developed more than 30 years ago with the purpo...
Scores came back earlier than expected. How did it go for everyone?
We have hundreds of ortho hoods for total joints taking up space in our storerooms. In and of themselves, I don't think they offer any air filtering but clearly provide excellent protection from droplets. Would pairing those with an N95 mask be a reasonable option when taking care of actual or suspected Covid-19 patients?
Conclusions: Atropine is a cheap, easy-to-access, safe-to-use drug for reducing CRBD symptoms, without any observed adverse effects. Since it not only reduces CRBD symptoms but also has a positive effect on postoperative pain, it can be used safely to increase patient comfort in patients receiving general anesthesia and a urinary catheter. PMID: 32235018 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Postoperative tramadol consumption was reduced at 48 hours in patients receiving perineural or systemic dexmedetomidine with ACB and SPB in below knee trauma surgery. PMID: 32235017 [PubMed]