Acute pain after serratus anterior plane or thoracic paravertebral blocks for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: A randomised trial. Retraction
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Retraction Source Type: research

European Society of Anaesthesiology guidelines on peri-operative use of ultrasound-guided for vascular access (PERSEUS vascular access): Erratum
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Cardiac anesthesia: A problem-based learning approach
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Book review Source Type: research

Oblique versus longitudinal axis/in-plane approaches for ultrasound-guided radial arterial cannulation: A randomised controlled trial
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Connected devices to evaluate sleep, physical activity and stress pattern of anaesthesiology and intensive care residents
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Waste of anaesthetic gases may be related to impairment of nurse health in the postanaesthesia care unit
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Ankle blood pressure is not a reliable surrogate for brachial blood pressure in young healthy patients undergoing general anaesthesia: A prospective observational cohort study
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Hydroxyethyl starch and fluid challenge: Ethical concerns in haemodynamic and fluid responsiveness research
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Ten years of the Helsinki Declaration on patient safety in anaesthesiology: An expert opinion on peri-operative safety aspects
Patient safety is an activity to mitigate preventable patient harm that may occur during the delivery of medical care. The European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA)/European Union of Medical Specialists had previously published safety recommendations on minimal monitoring and postanaesthesia care, but with the growing public and professional interest it was decided to produce a much more encompassing document. The EBA and the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) published a consensus on what needs to be done/achieved for improvement of peri-operative patient safety. During the Euroanaesthesia meeting in Helsinki/Finland...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - June 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Special article Source Type: research

Reply to: thromboelastometry-based algorithms and the need for transfusion during liver transplantation
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Thromboelastometry-based algorithms and the need for transfusion during liver transplantation
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: comparison of low and high positive end-expiratory pressure during low tidal volume ventilation
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Comparison of low and high positive end-expiratory pressure during low tidal volume ventilation
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: could an electronic log-book be effective for medical training in anaesthesiology?
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Could an electronic log-book be effective for medical training in anaesthesiology?
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The use of three-dimensional printing and virtual reality to develop a personalised airway plan in a 7.5-year-old child: A case report
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Cricothyroid membrane identification with ultrasonography and palpation in cadavers with a novel fixation technique (Fix for Life): A laboratory investigation
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Blind intubation through the disposable intubating laryngeal tube suction: A prospective observational study
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

King Vision videolaryngoscope for nasal intubation in predicted difficult airway due to maxillofacial emergencies: A retrospective cohort study
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Comparison of the STORZ CMAC video laryngoscope to standard direct laryngoscopy in a Pierre Robin manikin. Randomised crossover trial
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Can’t intubate can’t oxygenate: It takes more than a patent airway to oxygenate a patient
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Goal-directed therapy with bolus albumin 5% is not superior to bolus ringer acetate in maintaining systemic and mesenteric oxygen delivery in major upper abdominal surgery: A randomised controlled trial
CONCLUSION Bolus human albumin 5% was not superior to bolus ringer acetate in maintaining systemic or mesenteric oxygen delivery in elective major upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, despite the administration of larger volumes of trial fluid in the ringer acetate group. No significant difference was seen in fluid-related complications or LOS. TRIAL REGISTRATION https://eudract.ema.europa.eu/ Identifier: 2013-002217-36. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Haemodynamics Source Type: research

Internal carotid artery blood flow is enhanced by elevating blood pressure during combined propofol-remifentanil and thoracic epidural anaesthesia: A randomised cross-over trial
BACKGROUND Anaesthesia reduces mean arterial pressure (MAP), and to preserve organ perfusion, vasopressors are often used to maintain MAP above 60 mmHg. Cognitive dysfunction is common following major surgery and may relate to intra-operative cerebral hypoperfusion. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether internal carotid artery (ICA) blood flow increases when MAP is kept higher than 60 mmHg using noradrenaline. DESIGN A randomised, cross-over trial. SETTING Department of Anaesthesia, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, from December 2017 to April 2018. PATIENTS Patients with median [IQR]...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Haemodynamics Source Type: research

Pre-anaesthesia ultrasonography of the subclavian/infraclavicular axillary vein for predicting hypotension after inducing general anaesthesia: A prospective observational study
We examined whether the preoperative diameter and collapsibility index of the SCV or the infraclavicular axillary vein could predict the incidence of hypotension after induction of general anaesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS Adults scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. INTERVENTION Sonographic evaluation of the SCV or the axillary vein (SCV-AV) before induction of anaesthesia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The main outcome was the association between the SCV-AV measurements (diameter an collapsi...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Haemodynamics Source Type: research

Comparison of conventional and fibreoptic-guided advance of left-sided double-lumen tube during endobronchial intubation: A randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Postoperative sore throat and airway injuries are relatively common after double-lumen tube (DLT) intubation. OBJECTIVE The current study aimed to evaluate the effects of fibreoptic-guided advance of DLT on postoperative sore throat and airway injuries associated with intubation. DESIGN A randomised controlled study. SETTING Tertiary hospital, Seongnam, Korea, from January 2018 to January 2019. PATIENTS One hundred twenty three patients undergoing one-lung ventilation with a left-side DLT were randomised into two groups: 62 in the conventional group and 61 in the fibreoptic-guided group. INTERVENT...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway management Source Type: research

The effects of doxapram on time to tracheal extubation and early recovery in young morbidly obese patients scheduled for bariatric surgery: A randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery is a well established treatment of the obese. Postoperative respiratory failure and airway obstruction after bariatric surgery can often be attributed to the residual depressant effects of anaesthetics, sedatives and opioids. Peri-operative management of morbidly obese patients is still a concern for operating room professionals. OBJECTIVE The evaluation of the effects of doxapram on the outcomes of general anaesthesia following bariatric surgical procedures in the morbidly obese. DESIGN A single-blind randomised controlled trial with two parallel arms. SETTING A tertiary care teachi...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway management Source Type: research

Methodological quality and transparency of clinical practice guidelines for difficult airway management using the appraisal of guidelines research & evaluation II instrument: A systematic review
CONCLUSION Future updates of CPGs for difficult airway management in adults and severely ill patients should consider more emphasis on the applicability of their recommendations to real clinical practice. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway management Source Type: research

Difficult airway management practice changes after introduction of the GlideScope videolaryngoscope: A retrospective cohort study
BACKGROUND Introduction of the GlideScope videolaryngoscope caused a change in use of other devices for difficult airway management. OBJECTIVE The influence of the GlideScope videolaryngoscope on changes in the indications for and the frequency of use of flexible fibreoptic-assisted intubation and other difficult airway management techniques. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary care referral centre. METHODS Two periods of equal length (647 days each) before and after introducing the GlideScope were compared. Information about patients who were intubated using nondirect laryngoscopic techniques...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway management Source Type: research

Rapid sequence induction: An international survey
BACKGROUND Rapid sequence induction (RSI) is a standard procedure, which should be implemented in all patients with a risk of aspiration/regurgitation during anaesthesia induction. OBJECTIVE The primary aim was to evaluate clinical practice in RSI, both in adult and paediatric populations. DESIGN Online survey. SETTINGS A total of 56 countries. PARTICIPANTS Members of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The aim was to identify and describe the actual clinical practice of RSI related to general anaesthesia. RESULTS From the 1921 respondents, 76.5% (n=1469) were qualified anaest...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Airway management Source Type: research

European Section/Board of Anaesthesiology/European Society of Anaesthesiology consensus statement on competency-based education and training in anaesthesiology
The change from time-based to competency-based medical education has been driven by society's requirement for greater accountability of medical practitioners and those who train them. The European Society of Anaesthesiology and European Section/Board of Anaesthesiology (Anaesthesiology Section of the European Union Medical Specialists) endorse the general principles of competency-based medical education and training (CBMET) outlined by the international competency-based medical education collaborators. A CBMET curriculum is built on unambiguously defined learning objectives, each of which offers a measurable outcome, amena...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Special article Source Type: research

Reply to: acupressure and quality of recovery after surgery
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Acupressure and quality of recovery after surgery
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: ipsilateral hemidiaphragmatic paresis after a supraclavicular and costoclavicular brachial plexus block
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Ipsilateral hemidiaphragmatic paresis after a supraclavicular and costoclavicular brachial plexus block
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: crystalloids should be second choice for goal-directed fluid therapy
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Crystalloids should be second choice for goal-directed fluid therapy
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to: effects of goal-directed crystalloid vs. colloid fluid therapy on microcirculation during free flap surgery
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Effects of goal-directed crystalloid vs. colloid fluid therapy on microcirculation during free flap surgery
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Sevoflurane sedation attenuates early cerebral oedema formation through stabilisation of the adherens junction protein beta catenin in a model of subarachnoid haemorrhage: A randomised animal study
CONCLUSION This experiment demonstrates that low-dose short-term sevoflurane sedation after SAH in vivo did not affect ICP and MAP and at the same time may attenuate early brain oedema formation, potentially by preserving adherens junctions. TRIAL REGISTRATION No 115/2014 Veterinäramt Zürich. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Miscellaneous Source Type: research

The effectiveness of a low-dose esketamine versus an alfentanil adjunct to propofol sedation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: A randomised controlled multicentre trial
BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is one of the most complex gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Currently, it is still unclear which sedation regimen best facilitates an ERCP. The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist esketamine has anaesthetic, analgesic and sympathomimetic properties and is known to cause less cardiorespiratory depression than other sedatives. It could therefore be an ideal adjunct to propofol for deep sedation. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of esketamine versus alfentanil as an adjunct to propofol target-controlled infusion (TCI) for deep sedation duri...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Miscellaneous Source Type: research

Simulated patient-based teaching of medical students improves pre-anaesthetic assessment: A rater-blinded randomised controlled trial
CONCLUSION The current single teaching encounter with a trained layperson acting as a simulated patient improved medical student performances in their pre-anaesthetic clinical assessment of surgical patients. This might be a suitable alternative to reduce the teaching burden for busy and costly clinicians. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Miscellaneous Source Type: research

Intra-operative norepinephrine administration and cancer-related outcomes following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: A cohort study
CONCLUSION Continuous administration of more than 2 μg kg BW−1 h−1 norepinephrine was associated with a slightly increased hazard ratio for tumour recurrence if adjusted for intra-operative variables and year of surgery. This observation could reflect a low potential pro-oncogenic effect of norepinephrine during the intra-operative period. TRIAL REGISTRATION Not applicable. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Miscellaneous Source Type: research

European Society of Anaesthesiology guidelines on peri-operative use of ultrasound-guided for vascular access (PERSEUS vascular access)
Ultrasound for diagnostic and procedural purposes is becoming a standard in daily clinical practice including anaesthesiology and peri-operative medicine. The project of European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) Task Force for the development of clinical guidelines on the PERioperative uSE of Ultra-Sound (PERSEUS) project has focused on the use of ultrasound in two areas that account for the majority of procedures performed routinely in the operating room: vascular access and regional anaesthesia. Given the extensive literature available in these two areas, this paper will focus on the use of ultrasound-guidance for vascul...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Guidelines Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided vascular access
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Use of tracheal ultrasound combined with clinical parameters to select left double-lumen tube size. A prospective observational study: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - March 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Principles of Geriatric Critical Care
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - March 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Book review Source Type: research

Severe cerebrospinal fluid-cutaneous fistula treated by an epidural tetrastarch patch: A case report
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - March 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Sedation with remifentanil or propofol for flexible bronchoscopy: A randomised controlled trial
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - March 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Prophylactic insertion of a transtracheal catheter for anticipated difficult airway management: A retrospective analysis
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - March 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

A single-dose of stellate ganglion block for the prevention of postoperative dysrhythmias in patients undergoing thoracoscopic surgery for cancer: A randomised controlled double-blind trial
CONCLUSION A pre-operative SGB effectively prevented the occurrence of postoperative supraventricular tachycardias and improves the objective sleep quality in patients undergoing thoracic surgery for cancer. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER ChiCTR-1900023064. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - March 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Locoregional anaesthesia Source Type: research