Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is an educational journal for those associated with anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine
The May 2016 issue includes an interesting cover note on the history of carbon dioxide in resuscitation and the use of chemical control of breathing.
D Blackford considers the non-response rate to surveys amongst anaesthesists and how this can result in skewed results.
J. Sutherland and I. Harris argue that patients will have better outcomes and make better treatment decisions if they are well informed and actively involved in the process of decision-making before undergoing surgery.
A study was undertaken by G. Huschak et al on the use of automated external defibrillators and whether its use assisted with the survival of patients who suffered cardiac arrest.
T D Phan et al studied three commonly used minimally invasive cardiac output monitors to determine if they are interchangeable or differ objectively in tracking physiological trends.
Nutrition administered via the enteral route to critically ill patients is considered an integral part of standard care, yet the optimal amount of energy that should be provided is unknown. D.B. Reid et al evaluate the effect of early augmented enteral nutrition during critical illness, on outcomes one year later.
This issue’s Case Report features a case of early skin and challenge testing in a patient following severe anaphylaxis to rocuronium.
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