Effect of etomidate use on ICU patients with ventilator therapy: a study of 12,526 patients in an open database from a single-center.
Conclusions: Etomidate is not a wise choice as the hypnotic drug on the day of starting mechanical ventilation, as it is associated with the increased all-cause mortality in a dose-dependent manner, while not improving the first 48-hr survival. PMID: 33233029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - November 26, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Local anesthetic systemic toxicity following erector spinae plane block: sometimes less is more.
Authors: Hamilton DL PMID: 33198429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - November 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Ultrasound guided rhomboid intercostal block provides effective pain control after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a brief report of three cases.
Authors: Ciftci B, Ekinci M, Atalay YO PMID: 33198430 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - November 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

A comparison of the breathing apparatus deadspace associated with a supraglottic airway and endotracheal tube using volumetric capnography in young children.
Authors: Goenaga-Díaz EJ, Smith LD, Pecorella SH, Smith TE, Russell GB, Johnson KN, Downard MG, Ririe DG, Hammon DE, Hodges AS, Templeton TW Abstract Background: Supraglottic airway devices including the air-Q® are being used with increasing frequency for elective anesthetics in infants and younger pediatric patients. To date, there is minimal research documenting the potentially significant airway dead space these devices may contribute to the ventilation circuit when compared to an endotracheal tube (ETT). Methods: In a prospective cohort study, 59 pediatric patients between the ages of 3 months an...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - November 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Intraoperative aerosol box use: does an educational visual aid reduce contamination?
Authors: Burnett GW, Zhou G, Fried EA, Shah RS, Park C, Katz D Abstract Background: The aerosol box was rapidly developed and disseminated to minimize viral exposure during aerosolising procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet users may not understand how to use and clean the device. This could potentially lead to increased viral exposure to subsequent patients and practitioners. We evaluated intraoperative contamination and aerosol box decontamination and the impact of a preoperative educational visual aid. Methods: Using a double-blinded randomized design, forty-four anesthesiology trainees and faculty co...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - November 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Korean version of the Quality of Recovery-15 questionnaire.
Authors: Lee JH, Ki M, Choi S, Woo CJ, Kim D, Lim H, Kim DC Abstract Background: The importance of assessing quality of recovery after anesthesia has been emphasized. The quality of recovery score (QoR-40) has been widely used, but it is too lengthy for clinical use. The short form of QoR-40, QoR-15, has been validated in many languages, but an official Korean version of the QoR-15 (QoR-15K) has not been established. The aim of this study is to develop and validate QoR-15K. Methods: Based on previously validated Korean QoR-40, we selected 15 items, and the QoR-15K was patterned on the original QoR-15. We analyz...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 31, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of norepinephrine versus phenylephrine infusion for prophylaxis against spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension in elderly population undergoing hip fracture surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions: Both NE and PE infusions effectively prevented spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. However, NE provided more hemodynamic stability than PE, maintaining the heart rate, higher cardiac output, less reactive bradycardia, and hypertension. PMID: 33121228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 31, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Point-of-care ultrasonography as rescue for popliteal artery cannulation in prone position.
Authors: Mohanty CR, Bellapukonda S, Topono N, Sarkar S, Tapuria P PMID: 33121229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 31, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Local anesthetic systemic toxicity of levobupivacaine in erector spinae plane block.
Authors: Yawata S, Imamachi N, Sakura S, Yamamoto H, Saito Y PMID: 33099297 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Response to case report: a rare case of Wilson disease associated with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Authors: Singh SA PMID: 33070579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Response to the case report: a rare case of Wilson disease associated with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Authors: Singh S, Taank P PMID: 33070580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Rescue intubation via I-Gel ® device in Pierre-Robin sequence.
Rescue intubation via I-Gel® device in Pierre-Robin sequence. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2020 Oct 19;: Authors: Rebollar RE, Rodríguez EB, Fernández MM, Hierro PL, Morera LMT PMID: 33070581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing open abdominal surgery in the lateral position: a comparison between intubating video stylet and fiberoptic intubating bronchoscopy.
Authors: Wahdan AS, Elrefai NAR, Omar SH, Abdel Moneem SA, Mohamed MM, Hussien MM Abstract Background: We compared elective endotracheal intubation in lateral decubitus position using a video stylet device with fiberoptic bronchoscope device in patients undergoing laparotomy abdominal surgery. Methods: Overall, 50 patients were enrolled in this prospective, randomised study. They were randomly classified into either video stylet (VS) intubation group or fiberoptic (FO) intubating bronchoscope group. After anaesthesia induction, patients were placed in lateral decubitus position, and a single investigator well v...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Pulmonary vasculature in COVID-19: mechanism to monitoring!
Authors: Magoon R PMID: 33012159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Evaluation of postoperative pain in patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy with pectoralis or serratus-intercostal fascial plane blocks.
CONCLUSIONS: Both SIFP and PEC blocks have comparable dynamic and static pain relief with better shoulder pain scores in patients receiving SIFP. PMID: 32987492 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - October 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs) compared to thoracic epidurals or multimodal analgesia for midline laparotomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusion: CPNBs should be considered a viable alternative to epidural analgesia when contraindications to epidural placement exist for patients undergoing midline laparotomies. PMID: 32962328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - September 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Multimodal analgesia or balanced analgesia: the better choice?
Authors: Shim JH PMID: 32951409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - September 22, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Endotracheal intubation using a three-dimensional printed airway model in a patient with Pierre Robin sequence and a history of tracheostomy.
Conclusions: If general anesthesia is necessary in patients with dysmorphic features such as PRS and there is a history of tracheal pathology, the possibility of difficult intubation should always be considered and simulation of endotracheal intubation using a 3D printed model of the airway can be helpful clinically in such situations. PMID: 32927938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - September 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Retraction: Noninvasive versus invasive ventilation: one modality cannot fit all during COVID-19 outbreak.
Authors: Singh A PMID: 32919439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - September 15, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Delayed recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax in a patient recovering from COVID-19 pneumonia.
Authors: Shah VM, Brill KL, Dhingra G, Kannan SG PMID: 32867010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - September 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic - ethical and legal aspects of inadequate quantity and quality of personal protective equipment for resuscitation.
Authors: Wong P, Lim WY, Chee HL, Iqbal R PMID: 32842721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 29, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The relative analgesic value of a femoral nerve block versus adductor canal block following total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled, double-blinded study.
Conclusions: Adductor canal block is a useful technique for postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty, but it does not provide equivalent analgesic efficacy as femoral nerve block. PMID: 32842722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 29, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Preoperative high-sensitivity troponin I and B-type natriuretic peptide, alone and in combination, for risk stratification of mortality after liver transplantation.
Authors: Moon YJ, Kwon HM, Jung KW, Kim KS, Shin WJ, Jun IG, Song JG, Hwang GS Abstract Background: Given the severe shortage of donor liver graft, coupled with growing proportion of cardiovascular death after liver transplantation (LT), precise cardiovascular risk assessment is pivotal for selecting recipient who gains most survival benefit from LT surgery. We aimed to determine prognostic value of pre-LT combined measurement of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) in predicting early post-LT mortality. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 2,490 consecutive adult LT between...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 29, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Four different methods of measuring cardiac index during cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
Conclusions: During CRS-HIPEC, ClearSight, FloTrac and ProAQT systems were not able to reliably measure CI compared to TPTD. Reproducibility of changes over time using concordance, angular bias, radial LoA and interchangeability in trending of all devices is unsatisfactory. PMID: 32819047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 22, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Comparison between two different concentrations of a fixed dose of ropivacaine in interscalene brachial plexus block for pain management after arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a randomized clinical trial.
Conclusion: Compared with 10 ml of 0.75% ropivacaine, 20 ml of 0.375% ropivacaine did not prolong the analgesic duration of interscalene block. Nevertheless, it could be effective for the reduction of postoperative opioid requirement within 24 hours after surgery. PMID: 32819048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 22, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Reducing bias in observational studies.
Authors: Park SY PMID: 32746540 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Inadvertent free flow of remifentanil caused by a damaged syringe installed in syringe pump.
Authors: Kim HJ, Cho AR, Moon D, Lee JY, Park EJ PMID: 32752600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Topical agents: a thoughtful choice for multimodal analgesia.
Authors: Choi E, Nahm FS, Han WK, Lee PB, Jo J Abstract For over a thousand years, various substances have been applied to the skin for treating pain. Some of these substances have active ingredients that we can now recognize and are still used today. Some have been discontinued due to their harmful effect, while others have been long forgotten. Recent concerns of the cardiovascular and renal risk from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs along with issues on opioids resulted in an increasing demand and attention to non-systemic topical alternatives. There is increasing evidence showing the efficacy of topical agen...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The role of regional analgesia in personalized postoperative pain management.
Authors: Chitnis SS, Tang R, Mariano ER Abstract Pain management plays a fundamental role in enhanced recovery after surgery pathways. The concept of multimodal analgesia in providing a balanced and effective approach to perioperative pain management is widely accepted and practiced, with regional anesthesia playing a pivotal role. Nerve block techniques can be utilized to achieve the goals of enhanced recovery, whether it be resolution of ileus or time to mobilization. However, the recent expansion in the number and types of nerve block approaches can appear daunting to the general anesthesiologist. Which is the m...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Managing rebound pain after regional anesthesia.
Authors: Muñoz-Leyva F, Cubillos J, Chin KJ Abstract Rebound pain after regional anesthesia can be defined as transient acute postoperative pain that ensues following resolution of sensory blockade, and is clinically significant, either with regard to the intensity of pain or the impact on psychological well-being, quality of recovery and activities of daily living. Current evidence suggests that it represents an unmasking of the expected nociceptive response in the absence of adequate systemic analgesia, rather than an exaggerated hyperalgesic phenomenon induced by local anesthetic neural blockade. In the m...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Subcoracoid tunnel block - An alternative infraclavicular brachial plexus approach: A case series.
Conclusions: Our case series shows that the subcoracoid tunnel block is an excellent alternative technique for the infraclavicular block. Its advantages include better needle - cord visibility and easy identification of the brachial plexus cords. PMID: 32773725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Continuous erector spinae plane blocks with automated boluses for analgesia following percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Authors: Finneran Iv JJ, Alexander B, Bechis SK, Sur RL, Ilfeld BM PMID: 32773726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Hyper- and hypocoagulability in COVID-19 as assessed by thromboelastometry. Two case reports.
Conclusions: Combinations of biomarkers and thromboelastometry results can be helpful in the future to decide which therapeutic strategy might be most appropriate in individual critically ill COVID-19 patients. This would be an important step to establish precision medicine in this high-risk patient population. PMID: 32773727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The indirect benefits of quadratus lumborum block in urgent laparotomy, hepatic and open aortic surgeries.
Authors: Almeida CR PMID: 32773728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - August 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Pregabalin-induced Hypoglycemia in Dialysis Patient.
Authors: Masaki H, Tamura T, Adachi YU, Satomoto M PMID: 32721983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Ketamine use in the COVID-19 era: Be cautious!
Authors: Suri A, Sindwani G PMID: 32721984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Utility of a barrier enclosure in the management of a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) under sedation.
Authors: Wee JZ, Lim V, See JJ PMID: 32689760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 23, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Refractory gram-negative septic shock complicated by extended purpura fulminans and multiple organ failure in 23-year-old puerpera: A case report.
Conclusions: Septic shock is a significant and yet not completely understood life-threatening condition which can be associated with purpura fulminans, multiple organ dysfunction, disseminated intravascular coagulation and massive tissue necrosis. PMID: 32689761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 23, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Continued catastrophic cardiovascular collapse following intraoperative hydrogen peroxide irrigation - time to reconsider its use!
Authors: Hu HH, Tan WH, Park DH, Kumar CM PMID: 32668832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Randomized, controlled trial comparing respiratory and analgesic effects of interscalene block, anterior suprascapular, and posterior suprascapular nerve block for arthroscopic shoulder surgeries.
Authors: Lim YC, Koo ZK, Ho VW, Chang SS, Manohara S, Tong QJ Abstract Background: Interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) provides excellent analgesia for arthroscopic shoulder surgeries but is associated with adverse effects including hemidiaphragmatic paresis from phrenic nerve blockade. The primary aim is to compare the respiratory effects, forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), of suprascapular nerve block (SSB) with ISB. Methods: Sixty patients were recruited after taking informed consent and randomized into 3 groups, ISB, anterior and posterior SSB. FVC, FEV1 and di...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Prevention of epidural catheter migration: A comparative evaluation of two tunneling techniques.
Authors: Gautam S, Agarwal A, Das PK, Khuba S, Kumar S Abstract Background: Epidural analgesia failure episodes can be reduced by catheter fixation technique with a lower incidence of catheter migration; in this clinical study we have compared the role of two epidural catheter tunneling techniques for the prevention of epidural catheter migration. Methods: Patients undergoing major abdominal surgery were randomized into three groups of fifty each on the basis of method of securing epidural catheter. Control group (CG) where the epidural catheter was secured without tunneling; Tunneling group 1 (TG1) where tunne...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Anesthesia guidelines for COVID-19 patients - A narrative review and appraisal.
Authors: Ong SGK, Lim WY, Ong J, Kam PCA Abstract The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic challenged health systems globally and prompted the publication of many guidelines. Experiences of our international colleagues should be utilized to protect and benefit patients and healthcare workers. The primary aim of this article is to evaluate and appraise national guidelines for the perioperative anesthetic management of patients with COVID-19 so that guidelines could be enhanced to manage any resurgence of the epidemic. PubMed and EMBASE databases were systematically searched to identify guidelines and studies...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Postoperative neurocognitive disorders.
This article will provide an overview of POCD, and its etiology, and provide advice on possible strategies on preventing it. PMID: 32623846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 7, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Erector Spinae Plane block: a new modality of pain relief in a difficult situation.
Authors: Rajmohan N, Thiruvathtra J, Lobo RP, Nair SG PMID: 32600021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

A tube-in-tube airway management in a patient with Montgomery T-tube in situ.
Conclusions: Transorally insert a cuffed endotracheal tube into the intratracheal limb of MTT could be considered as a safe and feasible approach for airway management. PMID: 32600022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Remifentanil labor analgesia in a parturient with Brugada syndrome.
Authors: Gould C, Bhatia K PMID: 32536043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Four Ultrasonographic Parameters as Predictors of Difficult Intubation in Patients without Anticipated Difficult Airway.
Conclusions: The SH had a better accuracy among the four ultrasonographic parameters. Although the individual parameters showed a limited validity, the model including all the four parameters offered better diagnostic profile. PMID: 32536044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Introducing big data analysis using data from National Health Insurance Service.
Authors: Ahn E Abstract Among the different providers of health care big data in Korea, the data provided by the National Health Insurance Database include the medical information of all the citizens who have subscribed to medical insurance. As such, the data have representativeness and completeness. In order to conduct research using these National Health Insurance Database data, it is necessary to understand the characteristics of the claim data to avoid various biases, and to control confounding variables when making various operational definitions in the planning stage of the research. Moreover, without a prope...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

An ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca catheter technique does not impair ambulatory ability within a clinical pathway for total hip arthroplasty.
Authors: Mudumbai SC, Kim TE, Howard SK, Giori NJ, Woolson S, Ganaway T, Kou A, King R, Mariano ER PMID: 32506897 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Tips for troublesome sample-size calculation.
Authors: In J, Kang H, Kim JH, Kim TK, Ahn EJ, Lee DK, Lee S, Park JH PMID: 32506898 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research