Effect of high-flow nasal oxygen on hypoxaemia during procedural sedation
A systematic review and meta-analysis
Reviewed June 2023 by Dr Derek Rosen
Overview - Systematic review of the effect of high-flow nasal oxygen (NHFO2) vs conventional oxygen (nasal prongs, face mask, mouth guard) for procedural sedation in adults and children. - Methods:...
What airway management information do anaesthetic charts prompt for? An audit of charts from 132 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine
Reviewed July 2023 by Dr Ian Miles
This article presents the results of an audit of blank anaesthetic charts from 132 hospitals accredited for training by ANZCA. The charts were evaluated for 17 data fields describing tracheal...
The Influence of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure on Leakage and Oxygenation Using a Laryngeal Mask Airway
A Randomized Trial
Reviewed July 2023 by Dr Liam O'Doherty
An RCT of adult patients undergoing surgery (urology, gynaecology, peripheral) with mandatory ventilation via a Proseal LMA mask randomised to PEEP 8.2 cmH2O (PEEP group) or PEEP 0 cmH2O (ZEEP...
Effect of Tulobuterol Patch Versus Placebo on the Occurrence of Respiratory Adverse Events in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomies
A Randomized Controlled Trial
Reviewed August 2023 by Dr J Houghton
Hypothesis: Inhaled B-2 agonists have proven benefits in reducing the incidence of paediatric perioperative respiratory adverse events (PRAE). Therefore, transdermal tulobuterol (peak effect 9-12...
Applied forces with direct versus indirect laryngoscopy in neonatal intubation
A randomized crossover mannequin study
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Reviewed August 2023 by Dr Caroline Mann
This is a single centre randomized crossover trial comparing applied oropharyngeal forces of tracheal intubation of direct laryngoscopy versus video laryngoscopy in a neonatal manikin. Manikin...
Difficult or impossible facemask ventilation in children with difficult tracheal intubation
A retrospective analysis of the PeDI registry
British Journal of Anaesthesia
Reviewed September 2023 by Dr Rory Walsh
Summary: The Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDI) Registry is a large, multicentre international registry that collects data on paediatric patients where difficult intubation is identified. The...
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