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PROBESE trial: Open up your PEEP mindset

Dr R Mellado Artigas MD, EDAIC, EDIC. Dr M Giménez-Milà MD, EDAIC, EDIC rmartigas@gmail.com Protective ventilation is a cornerstone in the management of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the ICU. In the last decade, we have seen physiological evidence showing that protective ventilation also confers benefit to patients in the operating room (OR)(1–4). Importantly, a trial carried out by Futier et al. showed that when protective ventilation was compared to non-prote...

Your patient is old. How old?

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD Chief editor gurman@bgu.ac.il Once upon a time, when I started my residency in anaesthesia, one of the absolute contraindications for surgery was the very old patient. Nobody wanted to touch a very old patient with significant comorbidities, except in case of emergency. The postoperative morbidity and mortality were high enough to justify this “policy”, and the medical personnel lived with the impression that this situation was accepted by the general public.  I do no...

The Czech Young Anaesthesiologists Section – how it all started?

Martina Klincova National Trainee Representative for the Czech Republic and chairwoman of the Czech Young Anaesthesiologists Section Klincova.Martina@fnbrno.cz A few months before the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva in 2017, the chief of our Department, Assoc. Prof. Petr Stourac (who is also a member of ESAIC Council), addressed me to become the National Trainee Representative (NTR) for the Czech Republic in the ESAIC Trainees Committee (ESAICTC). I honestly had no idea what exactly it meant...

How to Prepare the Exam ?

ESAIC offers several supporting tools to help candidates prepare for the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC) Part I and Part II Examinations.

Euroanaesthesia 2018: The numbers

A single hour of general anaesthesia in early infancy—longer than is necessary to perform the most common types of minor surgeries in childhood—does not result in measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioural problems up to the age of 5 years, according to the first randomised trial of its kind involving 722 infants in seven countries, published in the Lancet. Comment from Associate Professor Nicola Disma Chair of the Paediatric Scientific Sub-Committee at the European Society of Anaesthesio...

General anesthesia is unlikely to have lasting effects on the developing brains of young children

A single hour of general anaesthesia in early infancy—longer than is necessary to perform the most common types of minor surgeries in childhood—does not result in measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioural problems up to the age of 5 years, according to the first randomised trial of its kind involving 722 infants in seven countries, published in the Lancet. Comment from Associate Professor Nicola Disma Chair of the Paediatric Scientific Sub-Committee at the European Society of Anaesthesio...