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Anaesthesia

Clinical Anaesthesia is used to induce a temporary medical state of controlled unconsciousness, inducing a loss of sensation or awareness. There are three main types of Anaesthesia:

  • Local and Regional
  • General
  • Sedation

Anaesthesia is primarily used during surgical procedures to block pain. While unconscious, blood flow and heart rate is monitored.

Research and development in the use of Anaesthesia has helped anesthesiologists in the progression of patient safety before and after surgery and medical procedures. The developments and research of Anaesthesia through the years has massively influences medicine and surgery today.

Case studies and clinical trials help aid researchers in the development of aftercare during postoperative recovery. Research is a vital part in the field of Anaesthesia, it allows anesthesiologists to improve the delivery of patient safety while unconscious.

Learn more on the emerging technology in Anaesthesia and the advancements in Anaesthesia practise by searching Trip.

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81. Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children

Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children 18 April, 2017 Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children Executive summary • Studies on immature animals have demonstrated that general anaesthetic agents can induce changes in the central nervous system. Some of these studies have also suggested longer-term effects on learning and memory tests. • To date the results from both epidemiological studies and prospective trials (...) in the human infant have failed to show adverse effects on cognitive development from a single anaesthetic episode of short duration (less than an hour). Data from longer exposures and multiple exposures to surgery and anaesthesia are difficult to interpret due to multiple confounding variables. • Continuing to use reliable familiar techniques for paediatric anaesthesia is emphasised. There is no evidence of a particular anaesthetic technique being better than another in terms of influencing any potential

2017 Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

82. Total intravenous anaesthesia versus inhalational anaesthesia for adults undergoing transabdominal robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery. (PubMed)

Total intravenous anaesthesia versus inhalational anaesthesia for adults undergoing transabdominal robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery. Rapid implementation of robotic transabdominal surgery has resulted in the need for re-evaluation of the most suitable form of anaesthesia. The overall objective of anaesthesia is to minimize perioperative risk and discomfort for patients both during and after surgery. Anaesthesia for patients undergoing robotic assisted surgery is different from anaesthesia (...) for patients undergoing open or laparoscopic surgery; new anaesthetic concerns accompany robotic assisted surgery.To assess outcomes related to the choice of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) or inhalational anaesthesia for adults undergoing transabdominal robotic assisted laparoscopic gynaecological, urological or gastroenterological surgery.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016 Issue 5), Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to May 2016), Embase via OvidSP (1982 to May 2016

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2017 Cochrane

83. Does the exposure to general anaesthesia in children affect long-term academic and cognitive performance?

Does the exposure to general anaesthesia in children affect long-term academic and cognitive performance? Does the exposure to general anaesthesia in children affect long-term academic and cognitive performance? - Evidencias en pediatría Searching, please wait Show menu Library Management You did not add any article to your library yet. | Search Evidence-Based decision making Evidence-Based decision making Show menu Library Management You did not add any article to your library yet. × User (...) Password Log in × Reset password If you need to reset your password please enter your email and click the Send button. You will receive an email to complete the process. Email Send × Library Management × March 2017. Volume 13. Number 1 Does the exposure to general anaesthesia in children affect long-term academic and cognitive performance? Rating: 0 (0 Votes) Reviewers: , . | Newsletter Free Subscription Regularly recieve most recent articles by e-mail Subscribe × Newsletter subscription: Email Confirm

2017 Evidencias en Pediatría

84. Position in the second stage of labour for women with epidural anaesthesia. (PubMed)

Position in the second stage of labour for women with epidural anaesthesia. Epidural analgesia for pain relief in labour prolongs the second stage of labour and results in more instrumental deliveries. It has been suggested that a more upright position of the mother during all or part of the second stage may counteract these adverse effects. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2013.To assess the effects of different birthing positions (upright and recumbent) during

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2017 Cochrane

85. Topical anaesthesia for needle-related pain in newborn infants. (PubMed)

Topical anaesthesia for needle-related pain in newborn infants. Hospitalised newborn neonates frequently undergo painful invasive procedures that involve penetration of the skin and other tissues by a needle. One intervention that can be used prior to a needle insertion procedure is application of a topical local anaesthetic.To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical anaesthetics such as amethocaine and EMLA in newborn term or preterm infants requiring an invasive procedure involving

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2017 Cochrane

86. Competency-based assessment tools for regional anaesthesia training: a narrative review

Competency-based assessment tools for regional anaesthesia training: a narrative review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing

2017 PROSPERO

87. Systematic review on the effects of general versus neuraxial anaesthesia on neonatal outcomes

Systematic review on the effects of general versus neuraxial anaesthesia on neonatal outcomes Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address

2017 PROSPERO

88. Intraoperative infusion ofÿdexmedetomidineÿfor the prevention of postoperative cognitive dysfunction in general anaesthesia patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsÿ

Intraoperative infusion ofÿdexmedetomidineÿfor the prevention of postoperative cognitive dysfunction in general anaesthesia patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsÿ Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2017 PROSPERO

89. Volatile anaesthesia versus total intravenous anaesthesia in one-lung ventilation: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Volatile anaesthesia versus total intravenous anaesthesia in one-lung ventilation: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne

2017 PROSPERO

90. The impact of perioperative obstructive sleep apnoea on anaesthesia and surgery in the obese: a systematic review

The impact of perioperative obstructive sleep apnoea on anaesthesia and surgery in the obese: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence

2017 PROSPERO

91. Human factors in preventing complications in anaesthesia

Human factors in preventing complications in anaesthesia Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect measures Timing

2017 PROSPERO

92. Consent for anaesthesia

Consent for anaesthesia Published by The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland 21 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PY Tel: 020 7631 1650 Fax: 020 7631 4352 Email: info@aagbi.org www.aagbi.org January 2017 AAGBI: Consent for anaesthesia 2017This guideline was originally published in Anaesthesia. If you wish to refer to this guideline, please use the following reference: Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. AAGBI: Consent for anaesthesia 2017. Anaesthesia 2017 (...) ; 72: 93-105. This guideline can be viewed online via the following URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.13762/fullGuidelines AAGBI: Consent for anaesthesia 2017 Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland S. M. Yentis, 1 A. J. Hartle, 2 I. R. Barker, 3 P. Barker, 4 D. G. Bogod, 5 T. H. Clutton-Brock, 6 A. Ruck Keene, 7 S. Leifer, 8 A. Naughton 9 and E. Plunkett 10 1 Consultant Anaesthetist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London and Honorary Reader, Imperial College

2017 Association of Anaesthetists of GB and Ireland

93. Drugs for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults after general anaesthesia: a network meta-analysis [Cochrane protocol]

Drugs for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults after general anaesthesia: a network meta-analysis [Cochrane protocol] Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne

2017 PROSPERO

94. Combined spinal-epidural versus spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section

Combined spinal-epidural versus spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect

2017 PROSPERO

95. Does intrathecal dexmedetomidine decrease the incidence of adverse events during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section? A meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis

Does intrathecal dexmedetomidine decrease the incidence of adverse events during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section? A meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation

2017 PROSPERO

96. Efficacy of therapeutic suggestions in adults undergoing surgery or medical procedures under general anaesthesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Efficacy of therapeutic suggestions in adults undergoing surgery or medical procedures under general anaesthesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Untitled Document PROSPERO will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2017 PROSPERO

97. Propofol vs. inhalational anesthetics to maintain general anaesthesia in ambulatory and stationary surgery

Propofol vs. inhalational anesthetics to maintain general anaesthesia in ambulatory and stationary surgery Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation

2017 PROSPERO

98. Hyperbaric versus isobaric bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. (PubMed)

Hyperbaric versus isobaric bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. Bupivacaine is an amide local anaesthetic used in hyperbaric and isobaric forms. These are administered intrathecally into the spine to provide regional anaesthesia for caesarean section. Several trials have compared hyperbaric and isobaric bupivacaine but none have conclusively shown the benefit of either. This review was first published in 2013 and updated in 2016.Our objectives were to:1. Determine (...) the effectiveness of hyperbaric bupivacaine compared to isobaric bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia in women undergoing caesarean section;2. Determine the safety of hyperbaric bupivacaine compared to isobaric bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia in women undergoing caesarean section.We originally searched the following databases to January 2011: CENTRAL, MEDLINE and Embase.For this update, we reran our search in the above databases from January 2011 to March 2016; two studies are awaiting a response from authors

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2016 Cochrane

99. Intravenous versus inhalational techniques for rapid emergence from anaesthesia in patients undergoing brain tumour surgery. (PubMed)

Intravenous versus inhalational techniques for rapid emergence from anaesthesia in patients undergoing brain tumour surgery. Brain tumour surgery usually is carried out with the patient under general anaesthesia. Over past years, both intravenous and inhalational anaesthetic agents have been used, but the superiority of one agent over the other is a topic of ongoing debate. Early and rapid emergence from anaesthesia is desirable for most neurosurgical patients. With the availability of newer (...) intravenous and inhalational anaesthetic agents, all of which have inherent advantages and disadvantages, we remain uncertain as to which technique may result in more rapid early recovery from anaesthesia.To assess the effects of intravenous versus inhalational techniques for rapid emergence from anaesthesia in patients undergoing brain tumour surgery.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2014, Issue 6) in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE via Ovid SP (1966 to June 2014

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2016 Cochrane

100. [Single Subcutaneous Palmar Injection vs. 2 Dorsal Injections for Finger Anaesthesia in Hand Surgery - Randomised Prospective Comparison of Application Pain and Efficacy]. (PubMed)

[Single Subcutaneous Palmar Injection vs. 2 Dorsal Injections for Finger Anaesthesia in Hand Surgery - Randomised Prospective Comparison of Application Pain and Efficacy]. This randomised prospective study compared pain during application and efficacy of the palmar subcutaneous single injection block (PSSIB) and the traditional dorsal 2 injection block (DTIB).During a 2 year period, a total of 190 patients with an average age of 43 years (18-82) and an isolated finger injury were included

2016 Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefasse : Organ der V... Controlled trial quality: uncertain