Meta-analysis of 4 RCTs and 7 observational studies.
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Intravenous Iron Therapy for Patients With Preoperative Iron Deficiency or Anaemia Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Reduces Blood Transfusions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
July 31, 2020
April 1, 2020
Useful series from the Pacific North West, main questions: -Why four patients who had a do-not-resuscitate order on admission were included in the dead and, ultimately, why been admitted in an ITU/ICU setting? -How come no sputum samples from nine fatalities were ever sent for bacterial culture in an ITU/ICU setting?
March 25, 2020
Succinct recommendations for the management of COVID-19 cases in the operating room. Includes infographic outlining comprehensive operating room workflow, detailing the roles and responsibilities of each OR team member.
A Fasco in the Making? As the Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Hold, We Are Making Decisions Without Reliable Data
March 20, 2020
Interesting input from a Stanford expert on the hottest topic on the planet at the moment.
February 20, 2020
This randomized trial evaluated depth and duration of intraoperative hypotension during noncardiac surgery, comparing a machine learning early warning system to standard care. Hypotension was defined as a MAP <65 mm Hg for one minute or more.
January 17, 2020
In this How-I-Teach-It tutorial, Dr Hermsen and associates from the the University of Wisconsin in Madison provide a step-by-step introduction to how they instituted their introductory CPB training course.
December 29, 2019
In this analysis of randomized controlled studies, accupuncture and/or accupressure significantly reduced cancer-associated pain compared to sham procedures.
December 5, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Daniel Engelman moderates a discussion with four other Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Society board members about their recently published guidelines.
December 4, 2019
Succinct commentary on the challenge of vascular access in ECMO circuits on the occasion of a manuscript on a novel design of a multi-access adaptor.
The Effects of Escalation of Respiratory Support and Prolonged Invasive Ventilation on Outcomes of Cardiac Surgical Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
December 4, 2019
Cohort study from the UK, fuelling the escalating debate on blood management in perioperative cardiovascular care.