Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia is the official journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a peer-reviewed medical journal and is published monthly. According to the 2008 Journal Citation Reports the journal has an impact factor of 2.178, ranking it 8th out of 22 in the category "Anesthesiology".

Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell Blackwell Publishing
Country
United Kingdom
History
1946–present
Website
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ana

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Medications

Color-coded drug storage trays may cut medication errors

(HealthDay)—Color-coded compartmentalized "rainbow trays" used for anesthetic drug preparation and storage may improve patient safety, according to a study published online Jan. 3 in Anaesthesia.

Cardiology

Pre-op accelerometry can assess cardiopulmonary fitness

(HealthDay)—For patients scheduled for major surgery, preoperative accelerometry can assess cardiopulmonary fitness and act as a supplement to formal cardiopulmonary exercise tests, according to a study published online ...

Diabetes

Pre-op liraglutide cuts post-op plasma glucose in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus undergoing non-cardiac surgery, premedication with liraglutide is associated with reduced median plasma glucose one hour postoperatively, according to a study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ketamine not linked to PTSD in military trauma setting

(HealthDay)—Ketamine administration is not associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the military trauma setting, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Anaesthesia.

Surgery

Pre-op methylprednisolone beneficial in knee arthroplasty

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty, preoperative administration of methylprednisolone is associated with reduced circulating markers of endothelial activation and damage, according ...

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