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Perioperative management of the child with asthma

British Journal of Anaesthesia Education

Reviewed July 2023 by Dr Heather Patterson

This educational review outlines the pathophysiology of asthma, key aspects of preoperative evaluation of children with asthma, and provides updates in asthma treatment from multinational guidelines,...

The usefulness of a nasopharyngeal multiplex polymerase chain reaction system to screen pediatric patients with preoperative fever

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

Reviewed September 2023 by Dr Neil Hauser

Summary: This single-center retrospective observational study investigated the utility of a PCR respiratory panel (PCR FilmArray Respiratory Panel 2.1, Biomeriuex) to determine whether surgery...

Efficacy of an expanded preoperative survey during perioperative care to identify illicit substance use in teenagers and adolescents

Pediatric Anesthesia

Reviewed December 2023 by Dr Su May Koh

Illicit substance use is increasing in the teenage and adolescent population and relying on parental history alone is unlikely to be reliable. Illicit substance use and abuse not only has...


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