|Date: 15 November 2000 |
A few sanguine asides! (And that's it for 2000).
|Date: 8 November 2000 |
Is tramadol sorely neglected?
|Date: 1 November 2000 |
Our grumpy editor again bursts into flame!
|Date: 25 October 2000 |
Forget the intubation response! What about ex tubation?
|Date: 23 August 2000 |
We look at the ARDSnet study; our editor is grumpy.
|Date: 16 August 2000 |
The field of organ preservation in anaesthesia is vast
and complex. We do not pretend to cover the whole, merely
taking a few peeks at fairly recent literature, and indulging
in a little statistical quibbling.
|Date: 26 July 2000 |
The hunt for economical, effective blood substitutes (and the
|Date: 12 July 2000
Is there any hope in finding an answer to the crystalloid:colloid debate? Here is a
concise summary of the controversy, with pointers to recent fairly substantial reviews.
|Date: 07 June 2000
An in-depth view of lung function testing debunking the myths of specific values for PaO 2 ,
PaCO 2 , VO 2 max and not giving COAD patients oxygen. A
systematic outline of how to look at the results of tests when faced with a patient
needing thoracic surgery.
|Date: 03 May 2000
One should always be aware of potentially devastating consequences of anaesthetic
interventions, even if such disasters are uncommon. Today we briefly explore airway
rupture in the setting of double lumen tube placement, and then conclude with a rare
|Date: 15 March 2000
Two interesting looks at oxygen. Firstly we look
at how to carry oxygen more effectively in plasma when the patient is losing blood. Then at the potential benefits of increasing the
amount of supplemental oxygen during anaesthesia and recovery. We then look at a
novel approach to carbon dioxide absorption.
Finally we have a peek at peep.
|Date: 8 March 2000
Three articles relating to propofol in anaesthesia. The first looks at targeted infusion, the second at recall during recovery and the third at the effects of adding thiopentone to the
propofol. An in-depth look at a medically run acute pain
service justifies their existence. Lastly we are asked "does anaesthesia maketh the man?"
|Date: 23 February 2000
Comprehensive review of the physiology and pharmacology of Magnesium Sulphate. An
interesting look into the incredibly complicated world of genetics and a glimpse of how we
interfere with the immune system.
|Date: 16 February 2000
Pointers to an excellent contemporary review of the epidural blood patch, as well as a few
notes on TRI, intra-articular analgesia, and why you should be very scared with your next obstetric spinal.
|Date: 9 February 2000
The highlight of this journal club is an article on paediatric
low-flow anaesthesia that nobody (absolutely nobody) should miss.
|Date: 26 January 2000
All too often, cardiopulmonary bypass surgery induces cognitive carnage. Recent articles
in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia look at monitoring methods,
possible strategies to reduce damage, and also the vexing problem of awareness during
cardiac surgery. Click here to read the whole review and
find out whether the recent literature has contributed to dispelling the gloom!