Articles of the Month

Articles of the Month

One article each month, chosen to help you focusing on recent advances and discoveries and to inspire your daily work

Acoustic Shadowing Facilitates Ultrasound-guided Radial Artery Cannulation in Young Children
ZheFeng Quan, Liang Zhang, Chen Zhou, Ping Chi, HaiLi He, Ying Li
Incidence and Predictors of Myocardial and Kidney Injury following Endovascular Aortic Repair: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Emmanuelle Duceppe, Dorota Studzińska, P. J. Devereaux, Kamil Polok, Anna Gajdosz, Krzysztof Lewandowski, Maciej Zaniewski, Marcin Zaczek, Bogusław Rudel and Wojciech Szczeklik
Anticoagulation Management and Heparin Resistance during Cardiopulmonary Bypass: a Survey of Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Members
Quality of Life and Lung Function in Survivors of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Prospective observational cohort study of the association between antiplatelet therapy, bleeding and thrombosis in patients with coronary stents undergoing noncardiac surgery
Complications related to peri‐operative transoesophageal echocardiography – a one‐year prospective national audit by the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.14734 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.14772. Published: Anaesthesia. 2019 Jun 24. doi: 10.1111/anae.14734. [Epub ahead of print]. Authors: Ramalingam G, Choi SW, Agarwal S, Kunst G, Gill R, Fletcher...
Article: Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery.Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations URL: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2732511?resultClick=1 DOI: doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1153 Published: JAMA Surg. Published online May 04, 2019. Authors: Daniel T. Engelman, MD; Walid Ben Ali, MD; Judson B. Williams, MD, MHS; Louis P. Perrault, MD, PhD; V. Seenu...
Article: Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the United Kingdom: an exemplar for the role of anaesthetists in perioperative medicine URL: https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(17)54111-2/pdf DOI: 10.1093/bja/aex360 Published: British Journal of Anaesthesia 2017; 119 (S1):i15–i22. Authors:  S. J. Howell Article Description: ­­ Data from the 2008 report of the...
Article: Prolonged concurrent hypotension and low Bispectral index (‘double low’) are associated with mortality, serious complications, and prolonged hospitalization after cardiac surgery URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6172972/pdf/main.pdf DOI: 10.1093/bja/aex095 Published: Br J Anaesth. 2017 Jul; 119(1): 40–49. Authors:  A. Maheshwari, P.J. McCormick, D.I. Sessler, D.L. Reich, J. You, E.J. Mascha, J.G. Castillo, M.A. Levin, and A.E. Duncan...
The first ever endorsed study by EACTA.Congratulations to Giovani Landoni and to the EACTA team! Article: Volatile Anesthetics versus Total Intravenous Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery URL: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1816476?query=featured_home Please note that you have to register to the NEJM website in order to have...
Article: Driving Pressure during Thoracic Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial URL: http://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?articleid=2722706 DOI: doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002600 Published: Anesthesiology 2019; 130: 385- 393 Authors:Mi Hye Park, Hyun Joo Ahn, Jie Ae Kim, Mikyung Yang, Burn Young Heo, Ji Won Choi, Yung Ri Kim, Sang Hyun Lee, HeeJoon Jeong,...
Article: Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists/European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists Practice Advisory for the Management of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery URL: https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/fulltext/2019/01000/Society_of_Cardiovascular.11.aspx DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003865 Published: Anesthesia & Analgesia: January 2019 – Volume 128 – Issue 1 – Pages 33-42 Authors: J. Daniel...
Title: Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery: recommendations of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30304509 DOI:  10.1093/ejcts/ezy301 Free Full text: https://academic.oup.com/ejcts/article/55/1/91/5124324 Published: Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 1;55(1):91-115. You can find it also on TWITTER / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM or LINKEDIN (only for group members) Authors: Timothy J.P. Batchelora, Neil J. Rasburn, Etienne...
INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON THE PERI-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF DIRECT ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS IN CARDIAC SURGERY* URL DOI Published Anaesthesia 2018, 73, 1535–1545 Authors G. Erdoes, B. Martinez Lopez De Arroyabe, D. Bolliger, A. B. Ahmed,A. Koster, S. Agarwal, C. Boer and...
Title: Anesthesia and Developing Brains —  Implications of the FDA Warning URL: http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp1700196 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1700196 Published: 8th February 2017 Authors: Andropoulos DB, Greene MF From the Paediatric and Congenital Committee Study description and main objective: On December 14, 2016, the FDA released a „Drug Safety Communication“...
Title: The incidence and importance of anaemia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery in the UK – the first Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists national audit. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.13423/full DOI: 10.1111/anae.13423 Published: 18th March 2016 Authors: Klein AA, Collier TJ, Brar MS, Evans C,...
By the Cardiopulmonary Bypass Committee Title: Cardiac protection with phosphocreatine: a meta-analysis. URL: http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/06/17/icvts.ivw171.full.pdf+html DOI:10.1093/icvts/ivw171 Published: 17th June 2016 Authors: Landoni G, Zangrillo A, Lomivorotov VV, Likhvantsev V, Ma J, De Simone F, Fominskiy E. Study description and main objective: This meta-analysis, including 41 studies...
Randomized evaluation of fibrinogen vs placebo in complex cardiovascular surgery (REPLACE): a double-blind phase III study of haemostatic therapy. From the Haemostasis and Transfusion Committee URL: http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/117/1/41.abstractDOI: 10.1093/bja/aew169.Published: 3 May 2016 Authors: N. Rahe-Meyer, J. H. Levy, C. D. Mazer, A. Schramko, A....
“Paravertebral block versus thoracic epidural for patients undergoing thoracotomy” URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009121.pub2/fullDOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009121.pub2Published: 21 February 2016 Authors: Yeung JHY, Gates S, Naidu BV, Wilson MJA, Gao Smith FIn this Cochrane review, the authors included 14 studies involving 698 participants comparing the analgesic...