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1 Sedation, analgesia and anesthesia variability in laboratory based cardiac procedures – an international survey Canadian Journal of Cardiology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

2 A comparison of the predictive performance of three pharmacokinetic models for propofol using measured values obtained during target-controlled infusion Anaesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Predictors of naloxone use for respiratory depression and oversedation in hospitalized adults American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Hypoglycemia is associated with increased postburn morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients Critical Care Medicine, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

5 The use of a nasogastric tube to facilitate nasotracheal intubation: a randomised controlled trial Anaesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Respiratory variations in the arterial pressure during mechanical ventilation reflect volume status and fluid responsiveness Intensive Care Medicine, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Overcoming challenges in the management of critical events during cardiopulmonary bypass Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Implementing goal-directed protocols reduces length of stay after cardiac surgery Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Transvaginal methotrexate injection for the treatment of cesarean scar pregnancy: Efficacy and subsequent fecundity Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Sex- and diagnosis-dependent differences in mortality and admission cytokine levels among patients admitted for intensive care Critical Care Medicine, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Antioxidants: The new frontier for translational research in cerebroprotection Full Text Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, April 21, 2014    Review Article

12 Plasma vasopressin levels in patients with right-sided heart dysfunction and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Measurement of endotracheal tube secretions volume by micro computed tomography (MicroCT) scan: an experimental and clinical study Full Text BMC Anesthesiology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Outcomes and complications of intracranial pressure monitoring in acute liver failure: a retrospective cohort study Critical Care Medicine, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Postoperative morphine concentration in infants with or without biliary atresia and its association with hepatic blood flow Anaesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Registration and design alterations of clinical trials in critical care: a cross-sectional observational study Intensive Care Medicine, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Low levels of urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein may indicate a lack of kidney protection during aortic arch surgery requiring hypothermic circulatory arrest Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Novel use of a guidewire to facilitate intubation in an obstructing anterior mediastinal mass Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Superficial incisional surgical site infection rate after cesarean section in obese women: A randomized controlled trial of subcuticular versus interrupted skin suturing Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Prediction of postoperative pain after gynecological laparoscopy for non-acute pelvic pain American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Anesthesiology

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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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