Modern monitoring in anesthesiology and perioperative care
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Book review Source Type: research

Preprocedural neuraxial ultrasound in a morbidly obese orthopaedic patient
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The Video Classification of Intubation (VCI) score: a new description tool for tracheal intubation using videolaryngoscopy: A pilot study
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Building confidence to perform cricothyroidotomy: A task trainer-based training programme
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Accidental extubation in prone position: Report of two cases and proposal of an algorithm for airway management
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Comparison of videolaryngoscopy alone with video-assisted fibreoptic intubation in a difficult cadaver airway model
No Abstract. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

A pilot study of a novel cricothyroidotomy device in Thiel cadaveric models
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Comparison between oxygen reserve index and end-tidal oxygen concentration for estimation of oxygenation during pre-oxygenation via a tight-fitted face mask: A prospective observational study
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Conversion of noninvasive mechanical ventilator to provide invasive mechanical ventilation
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Gender differences among medical students learning tracheal intubation: A prospective cohort study
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Cricothyroidotomy competence and injuries using nonmedical equipment: A crossover noninferiority randomised controlled trial in a porcine cadaver model
CONCLUSION Regularly trained anaesthetists are able to accomplish cricothyroidotomy irrespective of the equipment used. A pocketknife with a ballpoint pen barrel was just as effective as a commercially available surgical set. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway and ventilation Source Type: research

Supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation reduces desaturation during bronchoscopy under moderate to deep sedation with propofol and remifentanil: A randomised controlled clinical trial
This study investigated the potential benefits of supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation (SJOV) using the Wei nasal jet tube (WNJ) in reducing hypoxaemia in patients undergoing bronchoscopy under moderate to deep intravenous sedation using a propofol, lidocaine and remifentanil cocktail. OBJECTIVES Our primary objective was to evaluate the efficacy and complications of SJOV via the WNJ during flexible bronchoscopy under moderate to heavy sedation with propofol and remifentanil. DESIGN A randomised controlled clinical trial. SETTING The 180th Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Quanzhou, China, ...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway and ventilation Source Type: research

Incidence of postoperative sore throat after using a new technique of insertion of a second generation Laryngeal Mask Airway: A randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Sore throat is a common complication after Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme (SLMA) insertion. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether a new SLMA insertion technique (not removing the pilot tube blocker before insertion) lowers the incidence of sore throat in the postanaesthesia care unit (PACU). DESIGN A prospective, single-centre, parallel randomised controlled trial. SETTING Operating room and PACU at a hospital in China from June to September 2019. PATIENTS Four hundred and eight patients aged 18 to 65 years with American Society of Anaesthesiologists physical sta...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway and ventilation Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided versus conventional lung recruitment manoeuvres in laparoscopic gynaecological surgery: A randomised controlled trial
CONCLUSIONS The use of ultrasound-guided recruitment manoeuvres improves peri-operative lung aeration; these effects may persist in the postanaesthesia care unit. However, the long-term effects of ultrasound-guided recruitment manoeuvres on clinical outcomes should be the subject of future trials. TRIAL REGISTRATION ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03607240). (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway and ventilation Source Type: research

Analgesic efficacy of two approaches of ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block for laparoscopic renal surgery: A randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Moderate-to-severe pain exists in the early postoperative period after laparoscopic renal surgery. OBJECTIVE We investigated the analgesic effect of quadratus lumborum block (QLB) via two approaches in patients undergoing laparoscopic renal nephrectomy. DESIGN A randomised controlled trial. SETTING An academic tertiary care hospital in Beijing, China. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-six patients aged 18 to 70 years who were scheduled for elective laparoscopic radical or partial nephrectomy. INTERVENTIONS Eligible patients were allocated randomly to a control group (no block), lateral Q...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional and neuraxial anaesthesia Source Type: research

Dry spinal tap during real-time ultrasound-guided paramedian spinal injection with patient in the lateral decubitus position: A single-centre retrospective study
CONCLUSION ‘Dry tap’ occurs in 9.7% of cases during real-time USG spinal injection using the PMSO ultrasound window, with the patient in the lateral decubitus position and the spinal needle inserted from the nondependent side. TRIAL REGISTRATION ChiCTR-IOR-1800019011, Chinese Clinical Trials Registry (www.chictr.org.cn). (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional and neuraxial anaesthesia Source Type: research

Ultrasound increases the success rate of spinal needle placement through the epidural needle during combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia: A randomised controlled study
BACKGROUND Combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia (CSEA) using a needle-through-needle technique is currently widely used. However, successful epidural needle placement does not mean a successful spinal needle placement during CSEA. Whether ultrasound assistance could increase the first-pass success rate of spinal needle placement for CSEA remains unknown. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate if ultrasound assistance could increase the first-pass success rate of spinal needle placement through the epidural needle during CSEA performed by experienced anaesthesiologists in patients undergoing caesarean...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional and neuraxial anaesthesia Source Type: research

European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Guidelines on peri-operative use of ultrasound for regional anaesthesia (PERSEUS regional anesthesia): Peripheral nerves blocks and neuraxial anaesthesia
Nowadays, ultrasound-guidance is commonly used in regional anaesthesia (USGRA) and to locate the spinal anatomy in neuraxial analgesia. The aim of this second guideline on the PERi-operative uSE of UltraSound (PERSEUS-RA) is to provide evidence as to which areas of regional anaesthesia the use of ultrasound guidance should be considered a gold standard or beneficial to the patient. The PERSEUS Taskforce members were asked to define relevant outcomes and rank the relative importance of outcomes following the GRADE process. Whenever the literature was not able to provide enough evidence, we decided to use the RAND method wit...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Guidelines Source Type: research

Using ultrasound for nerve blocks and neuraxial anaesthesia: The PERSEUS guidelines
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - February 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Practical Operating Theatre Management: Measuring and Improving Performance and Patient Experience
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Book review Source Type: research

Flow-controlled ventilation with the Evone ventilator and Tritube versus volume-controlled ventilation: A clinical cross-over pilot study describing oxygenation, ventilation and haemodynamic variables
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The LAS VEGAS study on epidemiology, ventilator management and outcome in patients receiving intra-operative ventilation: Cohort stratified for types of surgery and airway device
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

From airway ‘grading’ to ‘coding’
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Evaluation of the accuracy and reliability of the percentage of glottic opening score
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

A comparison of pre-operative transnasal flexible endoscopic laryngoscopy and actual laryngeal view obtained with videolaryngoscopy in predicted difficult intubations
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: role of the acidity and volume of gastric fluid in obstetric anaesthesia
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Role of the acidity (pH) and volume of gastric fluid in obstetric anaesthesia
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: findings of two independent surveys on rapid sequence induction: Deliberate practice should be reinforced
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Findings of two independent surveys on rapid sequence induction: Deliberate practice should be reinforced
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Prevention and treatment of residual neuromuscular blockade with doxapram during postoperative recovery
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: routine use of norepinephrine infusion in caesarean delivery
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Routine use of norepinephrine infusion in caesarean delivery
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: checking the anaesthesia machine
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Checking the anaesthesia machine
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: assessing risk factors of delirium and its effects on adverse outcomes in patients admitted to the ICU after craniotomy
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Assessing risk factors of delirium and its effects on adverse outcomes in patients admitted to the ICU after craniotomy
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The gender gap in French articles in anaesthesiology: Is the glass ceiling still intact?
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Measuring the analgesic effect of adding pre-operative single-shot rectus sheath blocks to postoperative rectus sheath continuous blocks for major urological surgery: A double-blind randomised study
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

An optimal dose of ropivacaine for ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block: A biased coin design
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: two-handed jaw thrust in patients undergoing intubation with a double-lumen endobronchial tube
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Two-handed jaw thrust in patients undergoing intubation with a double-lumen endobronchial tube
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Randomised controlled pilot trial of concepts for analgesia and sedation during placement of peripheral regional anaesthesia before operations
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Effects of digital learning in anaesthesiology: A systematic review and meta-analysis
BACKGROUND Digital methods of instruction have proven to be effective in assisting learning in many fields at various levels. However, none of the meta-analyses have studied the effects of digital learning vs. traditional learning in the field of anaesthesiology. OBJECTIVE We conducted a meta-analysis to review the role of digital learning in anaesthesiology by comparing the effect sizes of the involved studies. DESIGN A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and assessment of the quality of evidence by the Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument. DATA SOURCES ...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Varia Source Type: research

The effect of immediate postoperative Boussignac CPAP on adverse pulmonary events after thoracic surgery: A multicentre, randomised controlled trial
CONCLUSION Prophylactic CPAP decreased the incidence of the composite endpoint ‘postoperative atelectasis + pneumonia’ without increasing the incidence of the endpoint ‘postoperative persistent air leaks + pneumothorax’. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Varia Source Type: research

Effect of bevel direction on the tracheal tube pathway during nasotracheal intubation: A randomised trial
CONCLUSIONS Facing the bevel of the tracheal tube in the cephalad direction of the patient facilitated selection of the lower pathway and reduced the incidence of epistaxis during nasotracheal intubation in patients undergoing oromaxillary surgery. TRIAL REGISTRATION ClinicalTrial.gov, NCT03740620. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway Source Type: research

Incidence of gastric insufflation at high compared with low laryngeal mask cuff pressure: A randomised controlled cross-over trial
BACKGROUND The success of ventilation with a laryngeal mask depends crucially on the seal between the mask and the periglottic tissue. Increasing the laryngeal mask's cuff volume is known to reduce oral air leakage but may lead to gastric insufflation. OBJECTIVE We hypothesised that a lower cuff pressure would result in less gastric insufflation. We sought to compare gastric insufflation with laryngeal mask cuff pressures of 20 cmH2O (CP20) and 60 cmH2O (CP60) during increasing peak airway pressures in a randomised controlled double-blind cross-over study. We also evaluated the incidence of gastric insufflat...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway Source Type: research

The evolution of a national, advanced airway management simulation-based course for anaesthesia trainees
CONCLUSION The course was successfully designed and implemented within the national training programme for trainees. Important factors for success were involvement of all stakeholders, thorough planning, selection of the most important learning objectives, the use of interactive educational methods and training of the facilitators. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway Source Type: research

Long-term psychological and physical outcomes of women after postdural puncture headache: A retrospective, cohort study
BACKGROUND Postdural puncture headache after accidental dural puncture during labour may lead to chronic sequalae. OBJECTIVES We aimed to measure the incidence of postpartum depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic headache, backache and breastfeeding rates after a postdural puncture headache. DESIGN A retrospective, case-matched cohort study. SETTING A review of documented cases of dural puncture and matched case controls occurring at Rabin Medical Center and Shamir Medical Center from 01 January 2012 to 30 September 2018. PATIENTS The study cohort consisted of women with a docume...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional anaesthesia Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block for postoperative analgesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION QLB reduced postoperative opioid consumption, prolonged the time to the first rescue opioid analgesic and diminished the incidence of PONV. QLB appears to be an applicable option for postoperative analgesia after abdominal and hip surgery. REGISTRATION NUMBER PROSPERO, https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/, CRD42016039921. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional anaesthesia Source Type: research

Serratus anterior plane block for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
BACKGROUND The serratus anterior plane block (SAPb) is a promising interfascial plane technique able to provide profound thoracic analgesia. As only a few studies with quite small patient samples are presently available, the analgesic efficacy of adding SAPb to general anaesthesia in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), compared with general anaesthesia only, remains unclear. OBJECTIVES Our primary aim was to assess the analgesic efficacy of SAPb for VATS peri-operative pain control. The secondary aims were to evaluate differences in postoperative opioid use, intra-operative hypotension, postoperative si...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - January 9, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional anaesthesia Source Type: research