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European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA 2017)

The 32nd Annual Congress of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA) is taking place this week (19-21 April 2017) in Berlin.

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FDA Advisory Committee recommends approval of immediate-release oxycodone formulation, RoxyBond, an abuse-deterrent oxycodone tablet to treat chronic pain.- Inspirion Delivery Sciences

The Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee, voted 19-0 with...

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FDA approves expanded indication for OsteoCool RF Ablation System for palliative treatment of metastases in all bony anatomy- Medtronic

Medtronic announced that the FDA has cleared an expanded indication for the OsteoCool RF Ablation System. Originally cleared for use...

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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Cystic Fibrosis

View disease awareness information, treatment options and European Cystic Fibrosis Society best practice guidelines

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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients

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Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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Guidelines

Comfort and patient-centred care without excessive sedation: the eCASH concept.

We propose an integrated and adaptable approach to improve patient care and clinical outcomes through analgesia and light sedation, initiated early during an episode of critical illness and as a priority of care.

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Evidence and consensus based guideline for the management of delirium, analgesia, and sedation in intensive care medicine. Revision 2015 (DAS-Guideline 2015) - short version

In 2010, under the guidance of the DGAI (German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine) and DIVI (German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine), twelve German medical societies published...

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British Committee for Standards in Haematology Guidelines on the Identification and Management of Pre-Operative Anaemia

A Guideline Development Group (GDG) was commissioned by the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH), with members variously having...

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Journal articles

Early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock.

Goal-directed therapy has been used for severe sepsis and septic shock in the intensive care unit.

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Early, goal-directed therapy for septic shock – a patient-level meta-analysis.

After a single-center trial and observational studies suggesting that early, goal-directed therapy (EGDT) reduced mortality from septicshock, three multicenter trials (ProCESS, ARISE, and ProMISe) showed no benefit.

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Perioperative intravenous fluid prescribing: a multi-centre audit.

Excessive or inadequate intravenous fluid given in the perioperative period can affect outcomes. A number of guidelines exist but these can conflict with the entrenched practice, evidence base and prescriber knowledge.

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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...

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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

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 1 year 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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Starting patients on oral anticoagulants in primary care: how to do it

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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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