"Research"

Overview of the ETPOS study

Overview of the ETPOS study

The ETPOS Study Group
Jens Meier
jens.meier@akh.linz.at

Some costly and laborious parts of modern medicine (e.g., cancer medicine) are rigorously regulated, and in these fields standard operating procedures force the physician to follow given clinical pathways. Surprisingly, for other fields of medicine variety of care and the diversity of clinical pathways are the norm. For example, perioperative transfusion habits

Anaesthesiology and radiology, a match made in heaven?

Anaesthesiology and radiology, a match made in heaven?

Paul M. Parizel,1 Nick Van de Voorde,1 Robert Slappendel,2 Marcel Vercauteren2
1 Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Belgium
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Belgium
Paul.parizel@uza.be

As medicine continues to evolve towards minimally invasive procedures (often obviating the need for open surgery), the range and complexity of image-guided interventional procedures in the radiology department has

Moderate to deep procedural sedation: a safety challenge for anaesthesiologists

Moderate to deep procedural sedation: a safety challenge for anaesthesiologists

Chief editor note: With this interesting paper we are initiating a new rubric, CONTROVERSIES, dealing with topics that are not part of the general consensus in our profession. We invite our members and readers to send us their opinions about the place of a non-anaesthesiologist in the field of sedation outside the operating room.

T. A. Knape
jknape@umcutrecht.nl

Risks of Sedation

Moderate and deep procedural sedation, like general anaesthesia, are very useful techniques

Protective Ventilation with Higher versus Lower PEEP during General Anesthesia for Surgery in Obese Patients (PROBESE): An ESA CTN Trial

Protective Ventilation with Higher versus Lower PEEP during General Anesthesia for Surgery in Obese Patients (PROBESE): An ESA CTN Trial

Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden
mgabreu@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Introduction

Postoperative respiratory failure, particularly after surgery under general anaesthesia, adds to the morbidity and mortality of surgical patients. Anaesthesiologists inconsistently use positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and recruitment manoeuvers in the

A standard “Cardiac Arrest Call” – 2222

A standard “Cardiac Arrest Call” – 2222

Dr. David Whitaker – Chair Patient Safety Committee
whitaker2000@googlemail.com

Outside hospitals in Europe there is a single standard emergency telephone number, 112, that can be dialled free of charge to reach the emergency medical services (EMS).

At the limits of Intensive Care

At the limits of Intensive Care

Paul McConnell, Scotland
Edoardo De Robertis, Italy
Chris Danbury, England
Eldar Søreide, Norway
ederober@unina.it
eldar.soreide@sus.no

With the on-going advancements in life-sustaining therapies, we must increasingly ask ourselves not only “What can we do?”, but rather “What should we do?”.

Regional Anaesthesia and Cancer recurrence. Lessons after Euroanaesthesia 2016

Regional Anaesthesia and Cancer recurrence. Lessons after Euroanaesthesia 2016

Philipp Lirk
p.lirk@amc.uva.nl

On May 29th 2016 at the Euroanaesthesia Congress, a full lecture hall listened to the Pro-Con-Debate between our esteemed colleagues William Harrop-Griffiths and Donal Buggy regarding the potential of regional anaesthesia techniques to decrease the likelihood of metastases after cancer surgery.

Pre-congress European Trauma Course in London

Pre-congress European Trauma Course in London

Karl Thies
On behalf of SSC10 Critical Emergency Medicine – Trauma and Resuscitation
dunjamihajlovic@hotmail.com

The European Trauma Course in London, held as a pre-congress event, was a huge success.