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1 Increased risk of dementia in people with previous exposure to general anesthesia: A nationwide population-based case-control study Alzheimer's & Dementia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Comparison of regional vs systemic analgesia for post-thoracotomy care in infants Paediatric Anaesthesia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 The efficacy and safety of prone positional ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome: Updated study-level meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Effects of peritoneal ropivacaine nebulization for pain control after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Effects of horizontal vs. vertical vaginal cuff closure techniques on vagina length after vaginal hysterectomy: A prospective randomized study Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Low preoperative cholesterol level is a risk factor of sepsis and poor clinical outcome in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Effects of fentanyl administration before induction of anesthesia and placement of the Laryngeal Mask Airway: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Acupuncture and standard emergency department care for pain and/or nausea and its impact on emergency care delivery: a feasibility study Acupuncture in Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Hemolysis in pediatric patients receiving centrifugal-pump extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Concluding results from the first phase of the Zurich Unexpected Difficult Airway course based on exercise of technical skills Anaesthesia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 A novel technique to determine an apparent ke0 value for use with the Marsh pharmacokinetic model for propofol Anaesthesia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Perioperative beta-blocker use and survival in lung cancer patients Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Impact of critical care nursing on 30-day mortality of mechanically ventilated older adults Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Complications in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery according to case type. A six-year retrospective cohort study using Clavien-Dindo classification Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Cardiac biomarkers in the prediction of risk in the non-cardiac surgery setting Anaesthesia, April 18, 2014    Review Article

16 Clinical utility of postoperative hemoglobin level testing following total laparoscopic hysterectomy American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Infection hospitalization increases risk of dementia in the elderly Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose range study of dexmedetomidine as adjunctive therapy for alcohol withdrawal Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Effectiveness of three treatment strategies on occupational limitations and quality of life for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: Is a multidisciplinary approach the key feature to success: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Full Text BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

20 Effective use of the Bakri postpartum balloon for posthysterectomy pelvic floor hemorrhage American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

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Dopamine is associated with increased mortality in septic shock

Based on a meta-analysis of 11 trials involving 2,768 patients with septic shock, treatment with dopamine was associated with a greater risk of 28-day mortality (RR=1.12-1.23) and arrhythmias (RR=2.34) than norepinephrine.

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RBC transfusion decreased mortality in sepsis

As published in Critical Care Medicine, RBC transfusion decreases the risk of mortality in patients with sepsis and septic shock. The study involved 1054 patients in 22 ICUs and SICUs at 12 teaching hospitals in Korea. Of the 1054 patients, 407 received RBC transfusions; the mean pre-transfusion hemoglobin level was 7.7 g/dL. The transfused patients had a lower risk of 7-day (HR = 0.42), 28-day (HR = 0.43), and in-hospital mortality rates (HR = 0.51) than non-transfused patients.

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Statin use decreases pneumonia-associated mortality

As published in Critical Care, current statin use was associated with a decreased hospitalization rate and a decreased 30-day mortality rate in patients with pneumonia. The study group consisted of 70,953 patients with pneumonia who were hospitalized for the first time with 10 age- and gender-matched control patients for each pneumonia patient. The OR for pneumonia was 0.80 amongst current statin users compared to non-users; previous statin use had no effect on the risk of pneumonia. The 30-day mortality rates in patients who were statin users and non-users were 11.3% and 15.1%, respectively (HR=0.73).

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1 Dexamethasone, ondansetron, and their combination and postoperative nausea and vomiting in children undergoing strabismus surgery: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Paediatric Anaesthesia, March 11, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

2 Comparison of the glidescope(R), flexible fibreoptic intubating bronchoscope, iPhone modified bronchoscope, and the Macintosh laryngoscope in normal and difficult airways: A Manikin study BMC Anesthesiology, March 3, 2014    Free full text

3 Liberal versus restricted fluid resuscitation strategies in trauma patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and observational studies Critical Care Medicine, March 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

4 New concerns over safety of common anesthetic EurekAlert!, December 16, 2013    Free full text

5 Propofol for pediatric tracheal intubation with deep anesthesia during sevoflurane induction: dosing according to elapsed time for two age groups Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, March 7, 2014

6 Effects of dexamethasone as a local anaesthetic adjuvant for brachial plexus block: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials British Journal of Anesthesia, January 13, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Albumin versus crystalloid solutions in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis Critical Care, January 10, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

8 Etomidate use and postoperative outcomes among cardiac surgery patients Anesthesiology, February 19, 2014

9 Comparison of analgesic efficacy of four-quadrant transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block and continuous posterior TAP analgesia with epidural analgesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery: An open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial Anaesthesia, March 19, 2014

10 Comparison of local anesthetics for digital nerve blocks: A systematic review The Journal of Hand Surgery, March 18, 2014    Review Article

11 Mechanical bowel preparation before laparoscopic hysterectomy: a randomized controlled trial Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 12, 2014

12 The initial success rate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and its associated factors in patients with cardiac arrest within 24 hours after anesthesia for an emergency surgery Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, March 26, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

13 Video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for orotracheal intubation in the intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis Intensive Care Medicine, February 25, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

14 A multicenter, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled, single dose trial of the safety and efficacy of intravenous ibuprofen for treatment of pain in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy Paediatric Anaesthesia, March 24, 2014

15 New Criteria Suggested for Defining Postdural Puncture Headaches After Epidurals Pain Medicine News, January 14, 2014    Free full text

16 The effect of high-fidelity simulation on the confidence and decision-making ability of anaesthesia trainees in managing subsequent simulated Cant Intubate, Cant Oxygenate scenarios Anesthesia and Intensive Care, March 20, 2014

17 Comparison of totally occlusive nasal pack, internal nasal splint, and transseptal suture technique after septoplasty in terms of immediate respiratory distress related to anesthesia and surgical complications Acta Oto-Laryngologica , March 27, 2014

18 Peripheral nerve blocks versus general anesthesia for total knee replacement in elderly patients on the postoperative quality of recovery Clinical Interventions in Aging, March 11, 2014    Free full text

19 Airway management in obese patient Minerva Anestesiologica, March 10, 2014    Free full text

20 Yoga vs. physical therapy vs. education for chronic low back pain in predominantly minority populations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials, February 27, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

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