Placebo or intervention? Is it all a sham?
Evidence-based critical care medicine: seeing through a glass darkly
Is it possible to decrease the incidence of peri-operative stroke associated with acute peri-operative beta-blocker administration?
Use of invasive placebos in research on local anaesthetic interventions
Changing practice with changing research: results of two UK national surveys of intensive insulin therapy in intensive care patients*
Near-patient platelet function testing in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery: a pilot study*
An evaluation of underbody forced-air and resistive heating during hypothermic, on-pump cardiac surgery*
Controversies in the physiological basis of the ‘anaerobic threshold’ and their implications for clinical cardiopulmonary exercise testing
Underwater-seal nasogastric tube drainage to relieve gastric distension caused by air swallowing
Hyperglycaemia and cerebral oedema in a patient with a meningioma receiving dexamethasone
Complications and mortality in older surgical patients in Australia and New Zealand (the REASON study): a multicentre, prospective, observational study
Hypotension associated with leucocyte depletion filters following cell salvage in obstetrics
Avoiding intravascular injection during ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block
The Clarus Video System as a useful diagnostic tool
Validity of anaesthetic data on a theatre information system
Elective use of cannula cricothyroidotomy
Fibreoptic bronchoscopy to facilitate ProSeal laryngeal mask airway insertion in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis
Availability and storage of sugammadex for emergency use
Sugammadex and rescue reversal
A reply
Can sugammadex save a patient in a simulated ‘cannot intubate, cannot ventilate’ scenario?
A pitfall of Autopulse
Desflurane and oesophageal Doppler - a perfect fit?
The following abstracts were presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland in London, September 2010
Lack of association between functional capacity and early changes in Health Related Quality of Life following elective open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
Continuous infusion of fibrinogen concentrate during thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery to avoid fresh frozen plasma transfusion - a case series
Acute kidney injury after elective abdominal aneurysm surgery: an evaluation of the Acute Kidney Injury Network criteria
Prediction of 2-year survival following EVAR using cardiopulmonary exercise testing
The following abstracts were presented at the Society of Bariatric Anaesthetist’s Annual Meeting in Chichester, September 2010
The effect of supine, semi-recumbent and sitting positions on pulmonary function testing in super-obese bariatric patients
Rocuronium dosing in morbidly obese patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery
Changes in cardiovascular parameters during laparoscopic gastric bypass measured by pulse waveform analysis
An audit of a high-risk bariatric assessment clinic
Prevalence of heart failure in patients presenting for bariatric surgery