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Data for Exparel results in high rates of early discharge and patient satisfaction for total knee or hip arthroplasty

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced new data showing that a patient-optimizing, opioid-sparing enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway, which includes intraoperative...

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Immobility and sleep disruption in the ICU - Latest recommendations

Read the latest updates to our PAD Managament knowledge Centre, concerning reducing pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) in ICU patients in order to improve clinical outcomes and long-term prognosis.

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Durect Corp plans response to FDA Complete Response Letter for Posimir for treatment of post surgical pain.

DURECT Corporation announced it has completed a comprehensive review of its Posimir (bupivacaine extended-release solution) program and plans to submit...

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Fluid Management

Fluid Management

Are you up-to-date with the latest evidence of effective procedures for fluid management?

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ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) Management

Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) Management

Discover the latest guidance on assessment and management of pain, agitation and delirium for patients requiring sedation.

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Guidelines

ECCO-ESCP Consensus on Surgery for Crohn’s Disease

The goal of this consensus initiated by the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation [ECCO] and European Society of Colo-Proctology [ESCP] was to establish European consensus guidelines for the surgical treatment of Crohn’s disease [CD].

Added 8 months ago

UK Commissioning guide: Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring

This document is about guidance for commissioning reconstructive procedures, post massive weight loss and is based on the best available evidence.

Added 9 months ago

Management of severe perioperative bleeding: Guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology.

The aims of severe perioperative bleeding management are three-fold. First, preoperative identification by anamesis and laboratory testing of those patients for whom the perioperative bleeding risk may be increased...

Added 2 years ago

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Journal articles

Fluid Challenge During Anesthesia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Background: Assessing the volemic status of patients undergoing surgery is part of the routine management for the anesthesiologist. This assessment is commonly performed by means of dynamic indexes based on the cardiopulmonary...

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Sublingual sufentanil for postoperative pain relief: first clinical experiences.

The sublingual sufentanil tablet system (SSTS) is a novel hand-held patient-controlled analgesia device developed for treatment of moderate-to-severe postoperative pain. Here we present the first results of its clinical use.

Added 7 months ago

Impact of Intravenous Acetaminophen on Lengths of Stay and Discharge Status after Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Postoperative pain remains difficult to control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). While various modalities have been used, they have been associated with several side effects.

Added 8 months ago

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Clinical trials

Comparison of Propofol and Dexmedetomidine to Treat Hyperactive and Mixed ICU Delirium - the Basel ProDex Randomized Trial

In this randomized study, the investigators aim to test the hypothesis that the reinstitution of a normal circadian rhythm by continuous infusions of dexmedetomidine compared to propofol between 8pm and 6am...

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Bioavailability and Pharmacokinetics of Intranasal Dexmedetomidine in Children

We aim to characterize the bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine after intranasal dosing employing pharmacometric methods in otherwise healthy 1 month to 11 years of age children scheduled...

Added 2 years ago

The Neuroprotective Effects of Dexmedetomidine During Brain Surgery

Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a Alpha-2 specific agonist, is a common ICU sedation medication. In brain tumor resection craniotomy, it is proven to be effective in improving postoperative hypertension and...

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

ISICEM 2018 – The Sepsis Six and BUFALO

Posted 1 year ago

At nearly 30 million annual cases and 6 million deaths globally, sepsis is one of the world’s biggest killers. The Sepsis Six and BUFALO aim to speed up the time from sepsis diagnosis to effective treatment by using 6 simple steps, with the aim to improve outcomes across the globe. 

Professor Gerhard Pölzl

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure: new data, new studies, new opinions, new trends.

Posted 1 year ago

Professor Gerhard Pölzl focuses on the therapeutic options for acute and advanced heart failure.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 3 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

Starting patients on anticoagulants in secondary care: how to do it

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Managing CSU and its comorbidities: from primary to secondary care

Managing CSU and its comorbidities: from primary to secondary care
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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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