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Mar 7, 2019

The full title of the paper being looked at here is: "Effect of Electroencephalography-Guided Anesthetic Administration on Postoperative Delirium Among Older Adults Undergoing Major Surgery: The ENGAGES Randomized Clinical Trial".
The link to the paper is here:

Feb 28, 2019

Interesting thoughts on the use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs, alongside considerations regarding asprin.
We look at the following papers:
Anesthesia and Analgesia: A Systematic Review of Outcomes Associated With Withholding or Continuing Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Before...

Feb 21, 2019

This piece ploughs into some of the academic papers that have provoked discussion recently in the perioperative community.

We discuss the following papers:

Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression in surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analyses.

Feb 14, 2019

The full title of today's paper is: Prospective observational cohort study of the association between antiplatelet therapy, bleeding and thrombosis in patients with coronary stents undergoing noncardiac surgery and you can find it here:

Presented by Dr Joff Lacey, registrar...

Feb 7, 2019

This week on Journal Club we reflect upon the pulmonary artery (PA) catheter.

The following articles were discussed:

JAMA: The effectiveness of right heart catheterization in the initial care of critically ill patients. SUPPORT Investigators:

BJA: Effect of goal-directed...