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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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May 2024

Addressing challenges with sedation in end-of-life care 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.12.016

Anesthesiologists and community engagement: a scoping review 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006740

Artificial intelligence in anesthetic care: a survey of physician anesthesiologists 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006752

Ciprofol as compared to propofol for sedation and general anesthesia 10.1186/s44158-024-00159-1

Desflurane for maintenance of anaesthesia (new NICE guideline ES41)

Digital technologies for managing non-specific low back pain: early value assessment (new NICE guideline HTE16)

Efficacy and safety of ciprofol versus propofol for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1186/s44158-024-00160-8

Ethical principles do not support mandatory preanesthesia pregnancy screening tests: a narrative review 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006669

Is epidural analgesia non-inferior to intrathecal fentanyl as initiation for neuraxial analgesia in early non-spontaneous labour? 10.1111/aas.14389

The management of opioid-induced constipation in cancer and advanced illness: a meta-analysis 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.12.010

Narrative review of prolonged times to tracheal extubation after general anesthesia with intubation and extubation in the operating room 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006644

Parturients feel capable of giving informed consent for epidural analgesia 10.1111/aas.14370

Perioperative patients with hemodynamic instability: consensus recommendations of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006789

Peripheral magnetic stimulation for chronic peripheral neuropathic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1111/papr.13332  

Renin as a prognostic marker in intensive care and perioperative settings: a scoping review 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006682

Teaching airway management using virtual reality: a scoping review 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006611

Virtual reality distraction for reducing acute postoperative pain after hip arthroplasty: a randomized trial 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006642

See also: How real are the effects of virtual reality in decreasing acute pain? 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006698


Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica (Apr-May); Anesthesia and Analgesia (Apr-May); Journal of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care (Apr); Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Apr-May); NICE website (Mar-Apr); Pain Practice (Apr)

March 2024

Analgesic effects of regional analgesic techniques in pediatric inguinal surgeries 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006341

Anesthesia patient monitoring 2050 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006660

Beyond the echo: the evolution and revolution of ultrasound in anesthesia 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006834

Caesarean birth (updated NICE guideline 30th January 2024)

Complications of pediatric midline catheters 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006328

Depth of anesthesia and nociception monitoring: current state and vision for 2050 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006860

Erector spinae plane block for postoperative pain (new Cochrane review) 10.1002/14651858.CD013763.pub3

The future of social media, anesthesiology, and the perioperative physician 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006711

The incidence and predictors of failed spinal anesthesia after intrathecal injection of local anesthetic for cesarean delivery 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006459

Impact of adverse childhood experiences on health-related outcomes in adults: potential implications for perioperative anesthetic management 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006486

Increasing the use of anxiolysis and analgesia for paediatric procedures in a community emergency department network 10.1136/emermed-2023-213232

Jelly snakes to reduce early postoperative vomiting in children after adenotonsillectomy 10.1016/j.accpm.2023.101334

Local anaesthesia for pain control in first trimester surgical abortion (updated Cochrane review) 10.1002/14651858.CD006712.pub3

Low perfusion and missed diagnosis of hypoxemia by pulse oximetry in darkly pigmented skin 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006755

Mechanical ventilation, past, present, and future 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006701

Pain during cesarean delivery 10.1016/j.accpm.2023.101310

Perioperative fluid and vasopressor therapy in 2050 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006672

Perioperative management and outcomes in patients with autism spectrum disorder 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006426

Precision anesthesia in 2050 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006688

Pulmonary embolism impacts clinical outcomes of intubated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome related to COVID-19 10.1016/j.accpm.2024.101348

Remote monitoring and artificial intelligence: outlook for 2050 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006712

Safety and pain reduction in emergency practitioner ultrasound-guided nerve blocks 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.08.482

Supraglottic airway devices: present state and outlook for 2050 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006673


Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine (Feb-Apr); Anesthesia and Analgesia (Jan-Mar); Annals of Emergency Medicine (Jan); Cochrane Library (Feb-Mar); Emergency Medicine Journal (Dec); NICE website (Jan-Mar)

January 2024

Antinociceptive agents as general anesthetic adjuncts: supra-additive and infra-additive interactions DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006737

Determination of the optimal volume of programmed intermittent epidural bolus when combined with the dural puncture epidural technique for labor analgesia: a random-allocation graded dose-response study DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006451

Diclofenac for acute postoperative pain in children (new Cochrane intervention review) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD015087.pub2

Effect of noninvasive respiratory support after extubation on postoperative pulmonary complications in obese patients: A systematic review and network meta-analysis DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2023.111280

Efficacy of perioperative prophylactic administration of corticosteroids in pediatric cardiac surgeries using cardiopulmonary bypass: a systematic review with meta-analysis DOI: 10.1016/j.accpm.2023.101281

Examining gender bias in regional anesthesia academic publishing: a 50-year bibliometric analysis DOI: 10.1186/s44158-023-00137-z

FactFinders for patient safety: Preventing local anesthetic-related complications: Local anesthetic chondrotoxicity and stellate ganglion blocks DOI: 10.1016/j.inpm.2023.100282

Perioperative considerations for patients undergoing surgical stabilization of rib fractures: A narrative review DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2023.111275

Planning anesthesia of a child with a rare disease: useful tools DOI: 10.1016/j.accpm.2023.101284

Postdischarge survival after sepsis: a cohort study DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006744

Safety of spinal anesthesia and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid in SARS-CoV-2 pregnant women undergoing cesarean section: an observational prospective study DOI: 10.1186/s44158-023-00135-1

Systemic steroids for cervical radicular pain: A systematic review DOI: 10.1016/j.inpm.2023.100280

An update on technical and safety practice patterns in transforaminal epidural steroid injections DOI: 10.1016/j.inpm.2023.100286

An update on technical and safety practice patterns of interlaminar epidural steroid injections DOI: 10.1016/j.inpm.2023.100371

Virtual reality facilitated exercise improves pain perception: A crossover study DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2023.111257

Sources used: Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine (Dec); Anesthesia and Analgesia (Dec); Cochrane Library (Nov-Dec); Interventional Pain Medicine (Dec); Journal of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care (Nov, Dec); Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (Dec)