Interesting articles - January 2013

Latest research in acute medicine.

  • George RB, Allen TK, Habib AS. Intermittent epidural bolus compared with continuous epidural infusions for labor analgesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2013 Jan;116(1):133-44. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182713b26.
  • De Oliveira GS Jr, Castro-Alves LJ, Ahmad S, Kendall MC, McCarthy RJ. Dexamethasone to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Anesth Analg. 2013 Jan;116(1):58-74. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31826f0a0a.
  • Goodnough LT, Shander A. Current status of pharmacologic therapies in patient blood management. Anesth Analg. 2013 Jan;116(1):15-34. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318273f4ae.
  • Silva PL, Güldner A, Uhlig C, Carvalho N, Beda A, Rentzsch I, Kasper M, Wiedemann B, Spieth PM, Koch T, Capelozzi VL, Pelosi P, Rocco PR, de Abreu MG. Effects of intravascular volume replacement on lung and kidney function and damage in nonseptic experimental lung injury. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb;118(2):395-408. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31827e554c.
  • Waldron NH, Jones CA, Gan TJ, Allen TK, Habib AS. Impact of perioperative dexamethasone on postoperative analgesia and side-effects: systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Feb;110(2):191-200. doi: 10.1093/bja/aes431.
  • Feldheiser A, Pavlova V, Bonomo T, Jones A, Fotopoulou C, Sehouli J, Wernecke KD, Spies C. Balanced crystalloid compared with balanced colloid solution using a goal-directed haemodynamic algorithm. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Feb;110(2):231-40. doi: 10.1093/bja/aes377.
  • Abdelmalak BB, Cata JP, Bonilla A, You J, Kopyeva T, Vogel JD, Campbell S, Sessler DI. Intraoperative tissue oxygenation and postoperative outcomes after major non-cardiac surgery: an observational study. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Feb;110(2):241-9. doi: 10.1093/bja/aes378.
  • Practice guidelines for management of the difficult airway: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb;118(2):251–270. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31827773b2.
  • Albi-Feldzer A, Mouret-Fourme E E, Hamouda S, Motamed C, Dubois PY, Jouanneau L, Jayr C. A double-blind randomized trial of wound and intercostal space infiltration with ropivacaine during breast cancer surgery: effects on chronic postoperative pain. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb;118(2):318-326. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31827d88d8.
  • Wu SY, Ling Q, Cao LH, Wang J, Xu MX, Zeng WA. Real-time two-dimensional ultrasound guidance for central venous cannulation: a meta-analysis. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb;118(2):361-75. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31827bd172.
  • Schöchl H, Schlimp CJ, Voelckel W. Potential value of pharmacological protocols in trauma. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e32835cca92.
  • Weiss CH, Moazed F, Dibardino D, Swaroop M, Wunderink RG. Bronchoalveolar lavage amylase is associated with risk factors for aspiration and predicts bacterial pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31827417bc.
  • McPhee LC, Badawi O, Fraser GL, Lerwick PA, Riker RR, Zuckerman IH, Franey C, Seder DB. Single-dose etomidate is not associated with increased mortality in ICU patients with sepsis: analysis of a large electronic ICU database. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e318274190d.
  • Dellinger RP, Levy MM et al. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012. Crit Care Med. 2013 doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31827e83af.
    Note: The guidelines can be downloaded from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign website (


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