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Anaesthesia essentials: OVERVIEW

This guide has been designed to provide general information and a listing of core resources for anaesthetists, including those available through the ANZCA library.

Spotlight: the Complexities of Emergency Laparotomy

A discussion between Prof Andrew Hill (Colorectal Surgeon) and Dr Nick Lightfoot(Anaesthestist) at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand


Articles of interest

Articles​Martínez-Navarro Miriam, Maldonado R, Baños Josep-E. Why mu-opioid agonists have less analgesic efficacy in neuropathic pain? European Journal of Pain. 2019;23(3):435-454.

ArticlesGleich SJ, Pearson ACS, Lindeen KC, Hofer RE, Gilkey GD, Borst LF, et al. Emergency Manual Implementation in a Large Academic Anesthesia Practice: Strategy and Improvement in Performance on Critical Steps. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2019 Feb;128(2): 335-341. 

Articles​Morrison CE, Ritchie-McLean S, Jha A, Mythen M. Two hours too long: time to review fasting guidelines for clear fluids. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2019.

ArticlesTung A, Fergusson N.A, Ng N, Hu V, Dormuth C, Griesdale D.E.G. Medications to reduce emergence coughing after general anaesthesia with tracheal intubation: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2020;124(4):480-495. 

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