"Issue 62"

The WHEN “syndrome”

The WHEN “syndrome”

Gabriel Gurman
Chief Editor
gurman@bgu.ac.il

The idea of presenting an all too well known situation under this rather odd name came to me after I realized that the average European patient knows that there are some days and even hours during the week when it would be better to keep away from any medical

LAS VEGAS: an International Observational Study

Marcus Schultz
Chief Investigator
marcus.j.schultz@gmail.com

Sabrine Hemmes
Coordinator
s.hemmes@amc.uva.nl

Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are an important contributor to morbidity and mortality of surgical patients.1,2 Recent trials suggest that the ventilation strategy used during general anaesthesia may affect the incidence of PPCs.3-6 As ventilation practice during surgery is unknown, the ”Local Assessment of Ventilatory Management During General Anaesthesia for Surgery and effects on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications” (LAS VEGAS) study collected data to describe current practice of intraoperative ventilation

ESA Honorary Members

Daniela Filipescu
ESA President
daniela.filipescu@esahq.org

Prof Sellevold gained his PhD in 1990 and has been Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive care since 1996. He practiced mainly in Trondheim and Bergen where he was Director of Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Chairmen of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, respectively.

His fields of interest and research areas includecardiac anaesthesia, myocardial protection, regional anaesthesia, general anaesthesia, monitoring, intensive care and pain relief; clinical physiology of postoperative situation and cardiac echocardiography

Changing directions?

Changing directions?

Crina L Burlacu
c.burlacu@svhg.ie

The Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at St. Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) in Dublin is staffed by 29 Consultant Anaesthetists and 30 Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHD). The NCHDs are bringing an enormous contribution

ESA Clinical Trial Network: OBTAIN

Simon Howell
University of Leeds, UK
s.howell@leeds.ac.uk

Managing antiplatelet therapy in patients who have undergoing coronary artery stenting and now require non-cardiac surgery is a major dilemma for anaesthetists. On the one hand, there is good evidence from the cardiology literature that the premature discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy is associated with an increased risk of coronary stent thrombosis and myocardial infraction; on the other the continuation of dual antiplatelet therapy through the intraoperative period carries a significant risk of bleeding.1 OBTAIN is a major international multicentre study run by the ESA Clinical Trials Network designed the address the question of whether patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention

A History of Anaesthesiology – Flash 11

A History of Anaesthesiology – Flash 11

George Litarczek
geo221925@gmail.com

The beginning of the use of general anaesthesia can be easily identified to 16 October 1846. Pin pointing the first time local and regional anaesthesia was used is far trickier. Instinctive reactions to pain and injury lead animals

Trainee Exchange Programme:  Utrecht Medical Center Pain Unit

Trainee Exchange Programme: Utrecht Medical Center Pain Unit

Mauricio Polanco García
polmauricio@gmail.com

I applied to the trainee excha12-traineenge program driven by my desire to learn pain medicine from the experts on the field had the opportunity to spend three months at Utrecht Medical Center in The Netherlands through the

Euroanaesthesia is coming to London!

Euroanaesthesia is coming to London!

Euroanaesthesia is coming to London!

28 – 30 May 2016
Registration opens 18 November 2015
Abstract submissions 01 November – 15 December 2015

One team to serve our members!

One team to serve our members!

Marc Gheeraert
ESA Executive Manager
marc.gheeraert@esahq.org

In 10 years, the ESA has grown to be a globally recognised authority in all fields of anaesthesiology and intensive care

Editor’s corner

Editor’s corner

Nagappan Kumar
Cardiff Liver Unit, UK
nkumar1402@gmail.com

ESA members read papers which deal with professional and organisational aspects of our specialty