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Original Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 1

Are Advertisement Claims in Anaesthetic Journals based on High-Quality Evidence?

Christian Zedler, Alexander Schnabel, Peter Kranke and Leopold Eberhart
Abstract

Many medical journals contain advertisements for pharmaceuticals products. While the WHO demands that claims in pharmaceutical advertisements should be based on scientific evidence, past investigations demonstrated that some advertisements fail to fulfill these demands. As there is currently no investigation dealing with advertisements in anaesthetic journals, we aimed to find out whether claims in these journals are accompanied by references to external evidence, and whether these claims are supported by the evidence cited.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/1/1043

Original Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 1

Integrated Pulmonary Index: A New Strategy for Respiratory Patients Evaluation

Guldem Turan, Yildiz Kuplay, Ceren Karip, Ceren Koksal, Cansu Akin and Nur Akgun
Abstract

There are different monitorisation methods for following patients in intensive care units. Monitorisation of respiratory parameters is also important besides monitorisation of hemodynamic parameters. Integrated pulmonary index (IPI) algorithm incorporates four real-time respiratory measurements (end-tidal CO2, respiratory rate, pulse rate and SpO2) into a single value that represents respiratory profile including these parameters. IPI gives an idea to the clinician to determine the need for additional clinical assessment or intervention by assessing respiratory status of the patient quickly.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/1/1042

Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 1

Anesthesiologists as Operating Room Directors: Results of a Survey

Steven Boggs, Elizabeth Frost and Jessica Feinleib
Abstract

Many ideas have gone into the development of the concept of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS). Many anesthesiologists have advocated for an increased role in operating room (OR) management, advancing from OR managers to OR directors with greater decision making and improved means of communication. However, there is little uniformity at present in the running of ORs around the country.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/1/1041

Original Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 1

The Evaluation of 1-Physician Versus 2-Physician Deep Sedation with Propofol

Lindsay M Harmon, Anthony J Perkins, Beth Sandford and Christopher S Weaver
Abstract

Emergency physicians routinely perform emergency department procedural sedation (EDPS) with propofol and its safety is well established. However, in 2009 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted guidelines defining propofol as deep sedation and requiring administration by a physician. Common EDPS practice had been one-physician performing both the sedation and procedure. EDPS has proven safe under this 1-physician practice. However, the 2009 guidelines mandated separate physicians perform each.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/1/1040

Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 1

Difficult Airway Management in Patients Submitted to General Anesthesia. Is it a Matter of Devices or Predictive Scores?

Lavinia Bergesio, Nadia Ruggieri, Orazio Difrancesco, Enrico Giustiniano and Franco Cancellieri
Abstract

Airway management is mostly performed in the operating room, and unexpected difficult tracheal intubation may be a life-threatening event which incidence varies in a wide range with estimated pooled frequency of 6.8%. Difficulty at laryngoscopy or intubation, if inability to maintain a patient airway occurs, exposes the patient to the risk of complications basically related to hypoxia. Its incidence has been reported around 1-4% of patients with normal airway and, more recently, in a range of 1.5-8.5% of all general anesthesia.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/1/1039


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