Comment on “Incidence of postoperative death and acute kidney injury associated with i.v. 6% hydroxyethyl starch use: Systematic review and meta-analysis”
Publication date: Available online 19 December 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Daniel Rivera-Tocancipá, Jesús Hernán Tovar-Cardozo, Luis David Garcés, Jaime Andrés Salcedo, Diego Andrés Galeano (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - January 12, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor: Evidence based clinical practice manual: Patient preparation for surgery and transfer to the operating room theater
Publication date: Available online 22 December 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): David A. Rincón-Valenzuela, Bibiana Escobar (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - January 12, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Evidence_based clinical practice manual: Patient preparation for surgery and transfer to the operating room
Publication date: Available online 23 December 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Pedro Ibarra, Eduardo Zárate, Bernardo Robledo, Enrique Arango, Einar Bille Falls, Álvaro Sarmiento, Miguel Rojas, Giovanni Cuccaro, Jaime Arbeláez, Mauricio Veloza, Carlos Fernández, Hernán Charris, Félix Montes (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - January 12, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Reducing maternal mortality in conflict areas: Surgical-anesthetic experience in Boost Hospital – Afghanistan
Conclusions The Boost Hospital offers a surgical service of relevance in the south of Afghanistan. This hospital is supported by Doctors without Borders (MSF) and has helped to reduce the maternal mortality in that region through the provision of quality care in obstetric emergencies. By applying health standards, and medical teams and material, MSF has helped the Afghan population, particularly gestating mothers, to improve its health while achieving a transoperatory mortality in Cesareans of <1%. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - January 12, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor: A comparative analysis of 3 sedation guidelines for patients undergoing subarachnoid anaesthesia. Randomized, single blind clinical trial
Publication date: Available online 23 December 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Francisco José Bermúdez-Guerrero (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - January 12, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Cardiovascular pre-anesthesia evaluation in oncological surgery. Literature review
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Paula Andrea Gómez-Henao, José Alexander Carreño Dueñas Any cancer patient is a challenge for the anesthesiologist due to the increased cardiovascular risk factors resulting from the patient's condition, in addition to the increased toxicity from chemotherapy. Pre-anesthesia evaluation as part of the anesthetic activity is defined as the process of clinical evaluation before surgery and the administration of anesthesia per se. This review is intended to reassess the current approach to ...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - September 27, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block for an umbilical hernia repair in a patient with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome: A case report
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Daniel López-Herrera Rodríguez, Rosana Guerrero-Domínguez, Jesús Acosta-Martínez, Francisco Sánchez-Carrillo Perioperative management of patients with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome requires a special care by anaesthesiologists. Choosing the most suitable anaesthetic technique is very important. Both general anaesthesia and neuroaxial blockade may result in haemodynamic instability and arrhythmias development. Rectus sheath block is considered as a useful reg...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - September 26, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Sevoflorane as adjuvant for sedation during mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit medical patients: Preliminary results of a series of cases
Conclusions In our limited experience, adjuvant inhalation sedation with sevoflorane in the ICU is safe and complementary to the use of intravenous drugs such as propofol, remifentanil and midazolam, which are currently commonly used to achieve goal-directed sedation. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 30, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Severe cardiomyopathy secondary to pheochromocytoma: Usefulness of magnesium sulfate. Case report
This report shows our experience with the usefulness of magnesium sulfate as a contributory drug in the control of this pathology throughout the perioperative period due to its mechanism of action and pharmacodynamics. Its easy availability in hospitals, the good clinical results it produces, and its scientific backing are important factors that make it a pharmacological option for pheochromocytoma. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 21, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Infraclavicular block in paediatric anaesthesia: Concordance between the modified Wilson approach and ultrasound in determining the ideal puncture site
Conclusions Concordance between MWIA and ultrasound for the determination of the ideal puncture site is low when it comes to anatomic localization; however, this technique must be evaluated in randomized clinical studies in order to determine its efficacy and usefulness. Height and weight are independent factors that determine the distance between the coracoid process and the posterior cord in adduction and abduction. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 21, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided ankle block: An attractive anaesthetic technique for foot surgery
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Laura Girón-Arango, María Isabel Vásquez-Sadder, María Patricia González-Obregón, Carlos Enrique Gamero-Fajardo Foot innervation, defined as distal to the tibial and fibular malleoli, is provided by five nerves, namely the tibial, peroneal (deep and superficial), sural and saphenous nerves. Blockade of these nerves is referred to as ankle block. The main advantage of using this block in foot surgery over other regional techniques is the absence of motor blockade above the a...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 14, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Ergonomics in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Non-systematic review of the literature
Conclusion Performing ultrasound-guided nerve blocks requires an ergonomic work area allowing for greater comfort and effectiveness, thus reducing the occurrence of muscle-skeletal disorders. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 11, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Haemodynamic management using non-invasive cardiac output monitoring for urgent craniotomy in fragile X syndrome: Case report
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Rosana Guerrero-Domínguez, Daniel López-Herrera-Rodríguez, Francisco Javier Beato-López, Ignacio Jiménez Fragile X syndrome is an inherited form of mental retardation with a connective tissue component involving mitral valve prolapse. The most frequent manifestations of fragile X syndrome are learning disability, orofacial morphological alterations and macroorchidism. The usefulness of advanced haemodynamic monitoring for goal-directed therapy is increasingly high during neurosurgi...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 8, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Retroperitoneal haematoma following diagnostic lumbar puncture. Clinical case
Conclusion Early diagnosis and prompt treatment with either conservative or interventional management is essential in order to decrease associated morbidity. Bilateral non-invasive arterial pressure measurements should be routinely performed in all cases, especially in patients with peripheral artery disease. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 8, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Cephaloskeletal dysplasia (Taybi-Linder syndrome): Case report and anesthetic considerations
Conclusion The anesthetic considerations in these patients include the potential airway impairment secondary to facial malformations and neurological complications, primarily seizures. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - August 8, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Videolaryngoscopes: The solution for difficult airway management or just another strategy? Non-systematic review
Conclusion Knowledge of these devices and their limitations is an alternative in difficult airway scenario, but its real value and safety for the patient is still not defined and continues to be researched. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - July 31, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Heterogeneity in meta-analyses: Our greatest ally?
Publication date: July–September 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology, Volume 43, Issue 3 Author(s): Henry Oliveros (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - July 31, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

It is not as simple as “I will put you to sleep”: A neurological perspective on sedation
Publication date: July–September 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology, Volume 43, Issue 3 Author(s): Herman Moreno (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - July 31, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Airway management using ultrasound
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Mario Andres Zamudio Burbano , Fabian David Casas Arroyave Ultrasonography as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool has greatly impacted the anesthesiologist's routine in multiple practical applications. However, only recently there have been some reports published in the literature on the use of ultrasonography for the management of the airway in the surgical and ICU patients. Being a portable, easy to use, non-invasive tool that does not require any ionizing energy, ultrasonography becomes highly attractive when the anesthe...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - July 4, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Comment about: “Feasibility of closed-loop titration of propofol and remifentanil guided by the bispectral monitor in pediatric and adolescent patients: a prospective randomized study”
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): César Augusto Candia Arana , Caridad Greta Castillo Monzón (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 21, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Semiology of lung ultrasonography – Dynamic monitoring available at the patient's bedside
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Hans Fred García-Araque , Juan Pablo Aristizábal Linares , Hector Andrés Ruíz Ávila Lung ultrasound is a monitoring tool that expands globally in different scenarios, it provides a range of ultrasound parameters that represent lung tissue without pathology, and artifacts that will be generated by the presence of pathology will be a great support during the diagnostic exercise for the physician, who should have the opportunity to do an assessment bedside the patient, dynamically, without...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 21, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Videolaryngoscopes: The solution for difficult airway management or just another strategy? Original article. Non-systematic review
Conclusion Knowledge of these devices and their limitations is an alternative in difficult airway scenario, but its real value and safety for the patient is still not defined and continues to be researched. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Acid–base equilibrium: The best clinical approach
The objective of this article is to explain and guide the correlationship between the clinical findings in the patient and the parameters of arterial blood gases in a simple and precise manner, in order to make the correct acid–base balance diagnosis and adequate therapeutic interventions. A non-systematic review of the scientific literature was conducted through a search in the PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, and OvidSP databases. The conclusion was that base excess or deficit in arterial blood gases is a useful tool which along with the clinical history, pH, and partial pressure of CO2, provides an accurate estimat...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 13, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

The FAST and extended FAST examinations
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Jorge Andrés Giraldo-Restrepo , Theider Jovany Serna-Jiménez The ultrasound is a useful, timely, and accessible tool to guide emergency patient care. A systematic search was conducted in the following databases: Pubmed, Medline, SciELO, and Lilacs using the keywords ultrasonography, trauma, hemoperitoneum, and abdominal injury. The main purpose of this review was to provide clear objectives and concepts on how to perform the FAST and FAST extended examinations properly, emphasizing the techniques that shoul...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 11, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block
This article offers a description of the indications, the ultrasound-guided technique and complications under the author's point of view. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 10, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Utility of ultrasound in resuscitation
This article reviews the development of ultrasound with respect to critical events and its impact on reducing morbidity and mortality from abdominal and chest trauma, on the recognition of reversible causes of pulseless electrical activity, on decision-making in acute respiratory failure, and on predicting survival and reducing complications associated with invasive procedures. We revised how ultrasounds performed by non-experts with a minimum of training and focused on recognizing specific situations have a good degree of correlation with expert conducted ultrasounds. Some protocols of ultrasound in resuscitation describe...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 6, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Ultrasound applications in the central nervous system for neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care
The objective is to conduct a narrative review, presenting ultrasound applications focused on the central nervous system that may be useful in neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care. A search was performed of related terms on databases in the medical literature. Relevant papers where selected and reviewed to perform a non-systematic review focusing on the visualization of the midline and lateral ventricles, the measurement of the optic nerve sheath as a surrogate marker of intracranial hypertension, and the use of colour Doppler for visualizing the middle cerebral artery. It is expected that the use of ultrasound examinat...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - June 5, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Lactated Ringer's vs. normal saline solution for renal transplantation: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions The use of RL vs. NSS during the renal transplantation perioperative period results in lower potassium and chloride levels and a higher pH, with no significant Creatinine changes. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 20, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Scimitar syndrome and anesthetic implications
We present a clinical case report of a child with scimitar syndrome and a review of the literature in order to describe the main surgical and anesthetic implications of these patients. Child, 4 months old, weight 4700g, diagnosed with pneumonia and left lobar emphysema requires mechanical intubation and ICU care. The associated diagnoses are failed extubation, severe pulmonary hypertension and scimitar syndrome confirmed with echocardiography. He was scheduled for pulmonary lobectomy. His mother signed an informed consent authorization for anesthesia and surgery. The child entered surgery, intravenous anesthetic induction ...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Comparison of the pharmacodynamic profiles of three molecules of remifentanil in terms of hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation maneuvers
Conclusion The results suggest that, from a pharmacodynamic point of view, branded and unbranded remifentanil molecules are similar for laryngoscopy/intubation with TCI doses 6, 8 and 10ng/ml. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Recurrent hepatic artery thrombosis in three instances of liver transplant in a single patient: Case report
Conclusion Hepatic artery thrombosis varies in its clinical presentation, but it usually requires early and aggressive management. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 17, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Analgesic efficacy of two concentrations of bupivacaine in women in labor: Randomized, controlled, triple blind clinical trial
Conclusion The concentration of 0.25% bupivacaine has greater analgesic efficacy compared to 0.125% bupivacaine. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 14, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

The passive leg raising test (PLR)
Conclusions This article explores the tools that are useful in determining the response to this maneuver, and the clinical conditions in which it is indicated. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 14, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Anaesthesia and analgesia for bladder exstrophy correction. Case reports
Conclusion The cases suggest that tunnelled caudal catheter placement and continuous local anaesthetic infusion are safe techniques in the management of prolonged anaesthesia in infants, decreasing the risk of insertion site infection. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 14, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided interventional management in chronic pain patients: Cohort follow-up
Conclusions Ultrasound-guided interventional pain management is an effective and safe technique. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 13, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Regional anesthesia in pediatrics – Non-systematic literature review
Conclusions The use of pediatric regional anesthesia has increased due to its notable effect on pain management and furthermore as a result of the incremented use of ultrasound technology. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 8, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Critical assessment of the evidence
Publication date: April–June 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology, Volume 43, Issue 2 Author(s): Henry Oliveros , Fernando Ríos , Andrés Ruiz (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 6, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Academy brief
Publication date: April–June 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology, Volume 43, Issue 2 Author(s): Juan Carlos Villalba González (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 6, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Comfort for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under sedation
Publication date: April–June 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology, Volume 43, Issue 2 Author(s): Liliana Suárez Aguilar (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 6, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Importance of sympathectomy induced by continuous brachial plexus block for digital replantation in a patient with liver cirrhosis: Case report
Publication date: Available online 5 May 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Rosana Guerrero-Domínguez , Daniel López-Herrera-Rodríguez , Guiomar Fernández-Castelllano , Fernando Federero , Ignacio Jiménez Hand microsurgeries are procedures performed by reconstructive surgeons and require a complex and highly individualized approach. The management of anesthesia in patients with cirrhosis may be challenging. Liver dysfunction may condition the extended use of anesthetic agents as a result of a disrupted metabolism and clearance. This case describes the anesthetic ...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 6, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Postoperative (pressure) alopecia: A case report after orthopedic surgery pediatric and literature review
Conclusion Ensuring continuous repositioning of the patient's head during the procedure is the main recommendation for its prevention. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 6, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

The biological cost of the depression of consciousness
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Michael Ramsay (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - March 20, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Anesthesia crisis in laparoscopic surgery: Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax. Diagnosis and management, case report
Conclusion Spontaneous pneumothorax has been recognized as a potential crisis in laparoscopic procedures. There are multiple cases of this intraoperative complication reported in the literature since 1939. It is worth highlighting that to this date, and despite the advances in surgical techniques, monitoring and anesthetic agents, few elements may be manipulated and only an insightful anesthesiologist may prevent the condition from evolving into major hemodynamic and respiratory morbidity and even death. Few factors such as establishment of pneumoperitoneum and pressure, length of the procedure and type of surgery have bee...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - March 12, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Predictors of pain and prolonged length of stay after orthognathic surgery: A retrospective cohort study
Conclusions Intravenous lidocaine boluses used during general anesthesia were associated with PP. Male patients, single-jaw surgery, inhalational anesthesia and duration of anesthesia were predisposing factors that improve LOS. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - March 12, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Anesthesia – Resuscitation in the academic training of the family doctor
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Helen María Barreto Quintana The comprehensive education that a family doctor needs should be underpinned by his/her state-of-the-art ethical, social and scientific-technical knowledge. These demands of primary care make it necessary for the academies to introduce curricular changes to make sure that family doctors develop the necessary skills, and hence accomplish an efficient and effective background. As a healthcare professional, the family doctor should be able to respond to any health challenges facing the p...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - March 12, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Association between fibrinogen levels and the severity of postpartum haemorrhage
Conclusion The initial fibrinogen level in obstetric postpartum haemorrhage is a predictor of severity that helps in alerting to the need for treatment in these patients. (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - March 6, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Anesthesia for interventional neuroradiology
Publication date: Available online 4 March 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Chanhung Z. Lee Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) is firmly established in the management of cerebrovascular diseases. The aim of this manuscript is to present the author's critical review of the literature and interpretation emphasizing perioperative and anesthetic management strategies to prevent complications and minimize their effects if they occur. Planning the anesthetic and perioperative management is predicated on understanding the goals of the therapeutic intervention and anticipating potential problems. (Sour...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - March 5, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation beyond the technique
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Fritz E. Gempeler R. This reflective article presents the current state of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and reviews it from a bioethical standpoint. It starts with the ineffectiveness of CPR and the reasons why today it is a universally applied procedure, sometimes without taking into consideration the wishes or condition of the patient. Possible courses of action for the continuous improvement of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are proposed, especially from the humanistic point of view. Greater involvement of p...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - February 26, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of 3 sedation guidelines for patients undergoing subarachnoid anesthesia. Randomized, single blind clinical trial
Conclusions The three sedation guidelines presented were effectively used in subarachnoid anesthesia; the results were more favorable with the use of midazolam+fentanyl or midazolam+ketamine. p-2011-1682 Colciencias. Registro # NCT0213664 (clinicaltrials.gov,prospectivo). (Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - February 26, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

The special abilities of the healthcare professional
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2015 Source:Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology Author(s): Geovana Andrea Vallejo Jiménez Introduction One of the parameters used when analysing the occurrence of an offence of negligence is the so-called ideal average individual scale. 1 Thus, in order to determine whether medical negligence has occurred, the criteria that apply to the average ideal practitioner are generally used. 2 Nonetheless, there are situations in which healthcare professionals have abilities that are superior to those of the average ideal practitioner. This essay reflects on whether these supe...
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - February 24, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research