Intubation and extubation of patients with a heat and moisture exchanger attached to the endotracheal tube in patients with COVID-19
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01955-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33650033 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01955-x (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - March 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nitu Puthenveettil Sundeep Vijayaraghavan Sajan Rahman Juby Mathew Source Type: research

Manuel d'h émodynamique appliquée en anesthésie réanimation et médecine péri-opératoire : Collège National des Enseignants d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation; Marc-Olivier Fischer, Yazine Mahjoub (coordonnateurs). Collection CM, Presses Universitaires François-Rabelais, 2020, 432 pages. ISBN 978-2-86906 -755-4
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01950-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33650032 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01950-2 (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - March 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Andr é St-Pierre Source Type: research

Intubation and extubation of patients with a heat and moisture exchanger attached to the endotracheal tube in patients with COVID-19
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01955-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33650033 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01955-x (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - March 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nitu Puthenveettil Sundeep Vijayaraghavan Sajan Rahman Juby Mathew Source Type: research

The Edmonton Frail Scale as a preoperative assessment tool in elective outpatient surgery
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629179 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lesley Bautista Roberta M DiDonato Katie P Bennett Michael Bautista Source Type: research

Not aligning the research question to the statistical analysis led to potentially flawed results and conclusions
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629180 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vishal Uppal Krista C Ritchie Source Type: research

The Edmonton Frail Scale as a preoperative assessment tool in elective outpatient surgery
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629179 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lesley Bautista Roberta M DiDonato Katie P Bennett Michael Bautista Source Type: research

Not aligning the research question to the statistical analysis led to potentially flawed results and conclusions
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629180 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vishal Uppal Krista C Ritchie Source Type: research

The Edmonton Frail Scale as a preoperative assessment tool in elective outpatient surgery
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629179 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lesley Bautista Roberta M DiDonato Katie P Bennett Michael Bautista Source Type: research

Not aligning the research question to the statistical analysis led to potentially flawed results and conclusions
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629180 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vishal Uppal Krista C Ritchie Source Type: research

The Edmonton Frail Scale as a preoperative assessment tool in elective outpatient surgery
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629179 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01954-y (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lesley Bautista Roberta M DiDonato Katie P Bennett Michael Bautista Source Type: research

Not aligning the research question to the statistical analysis led to potentially flawed results and conclusions
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629180 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vishal Uppal Krista C Ritchie Source Type: research

Incidence and recurrence of new-onset atrial fibrillation detected during hospitalization for non-cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01944-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: This systematic review aimed to summarize reports of the incidence and long-term recurrence of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with non-cardiac surgery.SOURCES: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to November 2019. We included studies that reported on the incidence of new-onset perioperative AF during hospitalization for non-cardiac surgery and/or AF recurrence in such patients following discharge. Reviewers screened articles and abstracted data independently and in duplicate. We assessed stu...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 24, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: William F McIntyre Maria E Vadakken Anand S Rai Terry Thach Wajahat Syed Kevin J Um Omar Ibrahim Shreyash Dalmia Akash Bhatnagar Pablo A Mendoza Alexander P Benz Shrikant I Bangdiwala Jessica Spence Graham R McClure Jessica T Huynh Tianyi Zhang Toru Inami Source Type: research

Perioperative management of patients with diabetes mellitus: ketone screening
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23:1-2. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01951-1. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33624256 | PMC:PMC7901862 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01951-1 (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 24, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Martin M Muermann Petrus J Retief Source Type: research

The difficult clearance of the elective surgical backlog caused by the cancellation of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23:1-2. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01952-0. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33624257 | PMC:PMC7901864 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01952-0 (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 24, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Benoit Samson Source Type: research

Incidence and recurrence of new-onset atrial fibrillation detected during hospitalization for non-cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01944-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: This systematic review aimed to summarize reports of the incidence and long-term recurrence of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with non-cardiac surgery.SOURCES: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to November 2019. We included studies that reported on the incidence of new-onset perioperative AF during hospitalization for non-cardiac surgery and/or AF recurrence in such patients following discharge. Reviewers screened articles and abstracted data independently and in duplicate. We assessed stu...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 24, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: William F McIntyre Maria E Vadakken Anand S Rai Terry Thach Wajahat Syed Kevin J Um Omar Ibrahim Shreyash Dalmia Akash Bhatnagar Pablo A Mendoza Alexander P Benz Shrikant I Bangdiwala Jessica Spence Graham R McClure Jessica T Huynh Tianyi Zhang Toru Inami Source Type: research

Perioperative management of patients with diabetes mellitus: ketone screening
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01951-1. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33624256 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01951-1 (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 24, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Martin M Muermann Petrus J Retief Source Type: research

The difficult clearance of the elective surgical backlog caused by the cancellation of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01952-0. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33624257 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01952-0 (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 24, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Benoit Samson Source Type: research

Are the garment seams a potential source of breach in level-4 personal protective equipment gowns?
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01913-7. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33619700 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01913-7 (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 23, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Evan Wild Fabricio B Zasso Kong Eric You-Ten Source Type: research

Are the garment seams a potential source of breach in level-4 personal protective equipment gowns?
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01913-7. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33619700 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01913-7 (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 23, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Evan Wild Fabricio B Zasso Kong Eric You-Ten Source Type: research

COVID-19 encounters reported to the Canadian Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (CAIRS)
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 19:1-3. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01953-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33608864 | PMC:PMC7894232 | DOI:10.1007/s12630-021-01953-z (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 20, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: W Scott Beattie Kathryn A Sparrow Source Type: research

COVID-19 encounters reported to the Canadian Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (CAIRS).
PMID: 33608864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 19, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Beattie WS, Sparrow KA Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Surgical patients and the risk of malnutrition: preoperative screening requires assessment and optimization.
PMID: 33594595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 16, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Carli F, Gillis C Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Double-lumen endotracheal tubes and bronchial blockers exhibit similar lung collapse physiology during lung isolation.
CONCLUSIONS: During OLV before pleural opening, entrainment of ambient air into the non-ventilated lung occurs when the lumen of the lung isolation device is kept open. This phenomenon is prevented by occluding the lumen of the isolation device before pleural opening, resulting in a progressive build-up of negative pressure in the non-ventilated lung. Future clinical studies are needed to confirm these physiologic results and their impact on lung collapse and operative outcomes. TRIAL REGISTRATION: www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT02919267); registered 28 September 2016. PMID: 33594596 [PubMed - as supplied by publishe...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 16, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Moreault O, Couture EJ, Provencher S, Somma J, Lohser J, Ugalde PA, Lemieux J, Lellouche F, Bussières JS Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Variation in prophylactic tranexamic acid administration among anesthesiologists and surgeons in orthopedic surgery: a retrospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: We confirmed the routine use of TXA in primary THA, while observing lower utilization with more variability in hip fracture and spine fusion surgery. Further study is warranted to understand variations in use and the barriers to TXA implementation in a broader population of orthopedic surgical patients at high risk for transfusion. PMID: 33594597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 16, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Houston BL, Fergusson DA, Falk J, Ariano R, Houston DS, Krupka E, Blankstein A, Perelman I, Breau RH, McIsaac DI, Rimmer E, Garland A, Tinmouth A, Balshaw R, Turgeon AF, Jacobsohn E, Bohm E, Zarychanski R Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Family veto in organ donation: the experiences of Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinators in Ontario.
CONCLUSION: This study highlights important considerations about organ donation authorization processes in Ontario. Findings support practice changes towards reducing family veto and further research nationally. Collaborations with key stakeholders are warranted to align healthcare practices, donation policies, and education initiatives towards a shared goal of increasing organ donation. PMID: 33575991 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Anthony SJ, Lin J, Pol SJ, Wright L, Dhanani S Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

A modified Tuohy needle tip design for catheter over needle catheterization: in vitro testing.
PMID: 33575992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 11, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tsui JJ Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Much ado about the family veto.
PMID: 33566233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 10, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ball IM, Oczkowski S, Sibbald R Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Caffeine supplementation as part of enhanced recovery after surgery pathways: a narrative review of the evidence and knowledge gaps.
Abstract Caffeine is used daily by 85% of United States adults and caffeine withdrawal is a major cause of perioperative headache. Studies have shown that caffeine supplementation in chronic caffeinators reduces the incidence of perioperative headache. This narrative review discusses the perioperative implications of caffeine withdrawal and outlines the benefits of and strategies of caffeine supplementation in the perioperative period. It is time to "wake up and smell the coffee" on integration of caffeine into established enhanced recovery after surgery protocols as a mechanism to consistently provide p...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Pleticha J, Niesen AD, Kopp SL, Johnson RL Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of preoperative malnutrition risk in older patients and its impact on surgical outcomes: a retrospective observational study.
This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors of preoperative malnutrition risk among elderly surgical patients, and its impact on surgical outcomes. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of patients ≥ 65 yr old undergoing elective surgery, we recorded demographics, medications, preoperative effort tolerance, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) score, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status (ASA), Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), and Edmonton Frailty Score (EFS). Postoperative complications based on the Clavien-Dindo (CD) classification and hospital length of stay (LOS) ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gn YM, Abdullah HR, Loke W, Sim YE Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Postoperative hemodynamics after high spinal block with or without intrathecal morphine in cardiac surgical patients: a randomized-controlled trial.
This study was designed to study the effect of intrathecal morphine on hemodynamic parameters in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: In a prospective, double-blind study, 100 adult cardiac surgical patients were randomized to receive either intrathecal 40 mg of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine alone (intrathecal bupivacaine [ITB] group, n = 50) or intrathecal 250 µg of morphine added to 40 mg of 0.5% bupivacaine (intrathecal bupivacaine and morphine [ITBM] group, n = 50). Hemodynamic data, pain scores, rescue analgesic use, spirometry, and vasopressor use were recorded every four hours after surgery for 48 hr. The pri...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bhat I, Arya VK, Mandal B, Jayant A, Dutta V, Rana SS Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The variable impact of the overdose crisis on organ donation among five Canadian provinces: a retrospective study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: While most overdose deaths in Canada occur in the community, some patients are resuscitated, admitted to intensive care units having sustained severe anoxic brain injury, and have the potential to be organ donors. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the overdose crisis on organ donation in selected Canadian provinces. METHODS: We obtained data on the total number of organ donors and those dying because of overdose in five Canadian provinces from 2014 to 2018. We also obtained data for January-June 2019 for four of five provinces (Quebec excepted). We accessed federal ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Keenan S, Kramer A, Healey A, Weiss MJ, Dhanani S, Beed S, Djogovic D, Sullivan K, Shemie SD Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Quantifying and interpreting inequality of surgical site infections among operating rooms.
Abstract PURPOSE: The incidence of surgical site infection differs among operating rooms (ORs). However, cost effectiveness of interventions targeting ORs depends on infection counts. The purpose of this study was to quantify the inequality of infection counts among ORs. METHODS: We performed a single-centre historical cohort study of elective surgical cases spanning a 160-week period from May 2017 to May 2020, identifying cases of infection within 90 days using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis codes. We used the Gini index to measure inequality of infe...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 5, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dexter F, Epstein RH, Loftus RW Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Heart donation and transplantation after circulatory determination of death: expert guidance from a Canadian consensus building process.
The objectives of this Canadian consensus building process by a multidisciplinary group of Canadian stakeholders were to review current evidence and international DCD heart experience, comparatively evaluate international protocols with existing Canadian medical, legal, and ethical practices, and to discuss implementation barriers. Review of current evidence and international experience of DCD heart donation (DPP and NRP) determined that DCD heart donation could be used to provide opportunities for more heart transplants in Canada, saving additional lives. Although candid discussion identified a number of potential barrier...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 5, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shemie SD, Torrance S, Wilson L, Hornby L, MacLean J, Mohr J, Gillrie C, Badiwala MV, Baker A, Freed DH, Simpson C, Teitelbaum J, Brodrecht D, Healey A Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Programmed intermittent epidural bolus for labour analgesia during first stage of labour: a sequential allocation trial to determine the effective interval time between boluses of a fixed volume of 2.5 mL of bupivacaine 0.25% plus fentanyl 8 µg·mL-1.
CONCLUSION: The estimated EI90 for boluses of 2.5 mL of bupivacaine 0.25% with fentanyl 8 µg·mL-1 was 20 (95% CI, 5.9 to 28.8) min. These results suggest that there is no advantage in using this regimen compared with those reported in the literature using the same dose of bupivacaine in concentrations of 0.0625% and 0.125%. TRIAL REGISTRATION: www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT03735771); registered 7 November 2018. PMID: 33532993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shatalin D, Arzola C, Downey K, Ye XY, Carvalho JCA Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Survey results from The Anesthesia Clerkship Pocket Guide for Medical Students-promoting free open medical education resources in anesthesia.
PMID: 33532994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Xu GM, Latchford K, Cordovani D Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The immunomodulatory effect of ketamine in colorectal cancer surgery: a randomized-controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Intraoperative low-dose ketamine administration did not convey any favourable impacts on overall postoperative NK cell activity, inflammatory responses, and prognosis in colorectal cancer surgery patients. TRIAL REGISTRATION: www.clinicaltrial.gov (NCT03273231); registered 6 September 2017. PMID: 33532995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Cho JS, Kim NY, Shim JK, Jun JH, Lee S, Kwak YL Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Unravelling the unseen metabolic changes in patients with malignant hyperthermia.
PMID: 33532996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kaura V, Chang L, Allen PD Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Femoral and popliteal venous Doppler during prone and supine position in COVID-19 patients: a potential diagnostic tool to detect abnormal right ventricular function.
PMID: 33532997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - February 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Malinovska A, Arslani K, Zellweger N, Gebhard C, Beaubien-Souligny W, Calderone A, Siegemund M, Aschwanden M, Denault A, Gebhard CE Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

A systematic review of meta-analyses comparing direct laryngoscopy with videolaryngoscopy.
CONCLUSIONS: Heterogeneity across important clinical variables is common in meta-analyses comparing direct Macintosh laryngoscopy to videolaryngoscopy. To better inform patient care, future videolaryngoscopy research should differentiate blade type, clinical context, and patient-related primary outcomes. PMID: 33512660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 29, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Downey AW, Duggan LV, Adam Law J Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The state of adoption of anesthesia information management systems in Canadian academic anesthesia departments: a survey.
CONCLUSIONS: A majority of Canadian academic anesthesia departments are still using paper records, but this trend is expected to reverse in the next five years as more departments install an AIMS. Health informatics expertise is lacking in most of the departments, with a minority planning to support the training of future anesthesia informaticians. PMID: 33512661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 29, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kazemi P, Lau F, Simpao AF, Williams RJ, Matava C Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Can self-reported cognitive difficulties predict postoperative delirium?
PMID: 33511558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 28, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: El-Gabalawy R, Sommer JL, Mutch WAC, Jacobsohn E Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

False negative electrical epidural stimulation test due to the excessive impedance of a saline bridge.
PMID: 33495944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hill JD, Tsui BCH Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The role of eosinophils in sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a scoping review.
CONCLUSION: Persistent peripheral eosinopenia is a marker of bacterial sepsis and is independently associated with poor outcomes. Bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophil counts are low in early-phase ARDS, but increase in late-phase ARDS, while elevated markers of eosinophil activity correlate with ARDS severity. Further studies understanding the mechanisms leading to eosinopenia in sepsis and increased eosinophil activity in ARDS are needed. PMID: 33495945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Al Duhailib Z, Farooqi M, Piticaru J, Alhazzani W, Nair P Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Liposomal bupivacaine for prolonging analgesia with TAP blocks-two steps forward, one step back.
PMID: 33479886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 21, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ranganath YS, Sondekoppam RV Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Professional fulfillment, burnout, and wellness of anesthesiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 33475955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 20, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: O'Brien JM, Goncin U, Ngo R, Hedlin P, Chakravarti A Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Patient-reported outcomes in those consuming medical cannabis: a prospective longitudinal observational study in chronic pain patients.
Abstract PURPOSE: We investigated patients with chronic pain seeking medical cannabis. We assessed their demographics, patterns of cannabis use, and the long-term effectiveness of cannabis on their pain and functional domains. METHODS: This observational study enrolled patients between 8 September 2015 and 31 July 2018 from community-based cannabis clinics in Ontario, Canada. In addition to collecting demographic information, the primary outcomes studied were pain intensity and pain-related interference scores assessed at baseline, three, six, and 12 months. Using validated questionnaires, we also assessed an...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 20, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Meng H, Page MG, Ajrawat P, Deshpande A, Samman B, Dominicis M, Ladha KS, Fiorellino J, Huang A, Kotteeswaran Y, McClaren-Blades A, Kotra LP, Clarke H Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Exploring and reconciling discordance between documented and preferred resuscitation preferences for hospitalized patients: a quality improvement study.
CONCLUSION: Hospitalized patients may have preferences documented for CPR and ICU interventions contrary to their preferences. Trained nurses can identify inpatients who would benefit from further in-depth resuscitation preference conversations. Once identified, discordance can be reconciled during the index admission. PMID: 33452662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 15, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Taneja R, Sibbald R, Elliott L, Burke E, Bishop KA, Jones PM, Goldszmidt M Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Anesthesiologists' involvement in undergraduate medical education is beneficial to students and the specialty.
PMID: 33452663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 15, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zaman T, Patel V, Cordovani D Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Association of six-minute walk test distance with postoperative complications in non-cardiac surgery: a secondary analysis of a multicentre prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Preoperative 6MWT distance had a modest association with moderate or severe complications after inpatient non-cardiac surgery. Further studies are needed to determine the optimal role of the 6MWT as an objective exercise test for informing preoperative risk stratification. PMID: 33442834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 13, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ramos RJ, Ladha KS, Cuthbertson BH, Shulman MA, Myles PS, Wijeysundera DN, METS Study Investigators Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

A comparison of methods used to secure pediatric endotracheal tubes using a live human dermal model.
CONCLUSIONS: There are significant differences in force required to distract an ETT based on taping methods. PMID: 33438171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - January 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gamble JJ, McKay WP, Peeling A, Durr C, Krysak T, Guo R, Lange T, Cowen J, Bajwa JS Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research