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Newsletter March 2022: A TEP report from Ukraine (UK – United Kingdom)

Dr Inna Kuchynska ikuchynska82@gmail.com Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Universal Clinic Oberig Host Centre: West Middlesex University Hospital, London, UK West Middlesex University Hospital is an acute NHS hospital in Isleworth, West London, operated by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It is a teaching hospital of Imperial College School of Medicine and a designated academic health science partne...

Newsletter March 2022: Clinical corner: A case of retrobulbar haematoma

Dr Cheah Kean Seng (MBBS, FCAI) Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. dkscheah@gmail.com Abstract We encountered an unusual complication of general anaesthesia in which the patient developed an ocular complication from a non-ocular surgery. We noticed a sudden onset of left periorbital swelling after flexible ureteroscopy. Urgent CT orbit confirmed the diagnosis of left-sided retrobulbar haematoma. We closely observed for progression of orb...

Newsletter March 2022: EDAIC Newsletter 2022

Dr Bazil Ateleanu Chair of the ESAIC Examinations Committee Dear Examination Committee and Subcommittees Members, Fellow Examiners, Invigilators, Hosts, Candidates and ESAIC Members, I am writing this article in January 2022, sincerely hoping that, after the challenging 2021, you had at least the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones over the festive period. 2022 is waiting for us all with more and more challenges. As a Chair of the Examinations Committee, I will try to sum...

Newsletter March 2022: Yes, we communicate with the patient!

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD Chief Editor Many years ago, during my residency in anaesthesia I heard one of my pals saying that he chose this speciality because he was “not supposed to waste his time having a conversation with his patients:” we keep them asleep, we wake them up and leave them when they are still under the influence of our drugs and they do not talk and do not ask questions…..”. Needless to say, he was wrong, but this thinking about us was (and still is) shared by many of our p...

Letter from the board

To whom it may concern Tuesday, 03/02/2022 ESAIC, as the leading European Society in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, emphasizes the importance of a supervising consultant anaesthesiologist, responsible for the patient during the whole procedure, and this, during all anaesthetic procedures. The same goes without further outlining for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). ESAIC’s main goal is patient safety, and therefore we strongly underscore that the physician, specialist in...

Newsletter February 2022: How do European Trainees prepare for the EDAIC?

A Survey from the Trainees Committee Olivier Duranteau, Igor Abramovich ESAIC Trainee Representative, Trainees Committee Chair trainees-committee@esaic.org For almost half a century now, the European Union has been involved in standardising practices throughout Europe. The legislative aspect with the creation of European law was considered superior to that of the states. In the scientific field, the work of the European Commission is continued with the actions of European societies which bring t...

Newsletter February 2022: PROtective ventilation with high versus low PEEP during one-lung ventilation for THORacic surgery

An international multicentre double-blinded randomized controlled trial of 2378 patients Join the largest study on intraoperative mechanical ventilation ever and become a collaborative co-author! One-lung ventilation (OLV) is required to allow thoracic surgery. However, OLV can result in severe hypoxemia, requiring a mechanical ventilation approach that can maintain adequate gas exchange, while protecting the lungs against postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC). During OLV, the use of lowe...

Newsletter February 2022: Opioid misuse after surgery: can I do something about it?

Tzima Maria, MD, MSc, PhD(c), Trainee Anaesthesiologist, Ippokrateio General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece. Marc Giménez-Milà. Consultant anaesthetist. Hospital CLINIC Barcelona. Spain martzi88@yahoo.gr Dear Editor, Daliya et al 1 have recently published a retrospective observational cohort study about an opioid prescription at postoperative discharge following intermediate or major general surgery. The study included 499 patients operated during March 2019 in 14 hospitals in England. The i...

Newsletter February 2022: I have an interesting case. Is it relevant?

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD. Chief editor Many years ago, as a young specialist in anaesthesiology and critical care, I was asked to anaesthetise a 70-year old patient who, just half an hour earlier, was driving a car when he felt a crucial pain in his chest and his car got stuck in a tree. His right leg was hurt and an X-ray diagnosed a hip dislocation which needed to be repositioned. The patient suffered excruciated pain, and the orthopaedic surgeon decided not to waste tim. The only thing I could d...

Newsletter February 2022: Participate in the European Sepsis Care Survey

Be Part of the European Sepsis Care Survey Study Group* *One contributing person from each hospital will be named as a member of the European Sepsis Care Survey Study Group. The European Sepsis Care Survey Study Group will be listed in the author byline of future publications. Dear Colleague, Please participate in the European Sepsis Care Survey! Your contribution will be crucial for the success of this project of more than 20 European countries. Already registered participants can be viewed h...