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The association between intraoperative fluid management and perioperative allogenic blood transfusion during adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery
Submitted December 2023 by Dr Frank Hsiao
Take home summary - This single centre study of 200 paediatric patients undergoing adolescent scoliosis surgery found that an increased volume of intraoperative crystalloid intake is an associated...
Reducing the environmental impact of mask inductions in children
A quality improvement report
Submitted December 2023 by Dr Tracy Jackson
The environmental impact of anaesthetic gases are of increasing concern. In Australia and New Zealand, children are traditionally induced by gas induction with high flow nitrous/oxygen and...
Modified technique for endobronchial blocker placement in pediatric patients undergoing thoracic surgery
Submitted December 2023 by Dr Shravya Karna
Summary: Despite one-lung ventilation providing optimised surgical conditions, positioning an extraluminal Arndt endobronchial blocker (AEBB) remains challenging particularly in children aged less...
Evaluation of quality of care in neonatal anesthesia using a bundle of intraoperative parameters
Submitted December 2023 by Dr Eamonn Upperton
Inspired by the SAFETOTS ‘10Ns’ of quality in paediatric anaesthesia, this paper sets out to measure how often physiological variables stray outside the target range during and after neonatal...
A prospective comparison of invasive and non-invasive blood pressure in children undergoing cardiac catheterization
Invasive blood pressure in children undergoing cardiac catheterization
Submitted December 2023 by Dr Su May Koh
This was a multicentre prospective observational study of 254 children aged under 16 undergoing cardiac catheterisation where paired non-invasive and invasive blood pressure measurements were...
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