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AbstractEnhanced recovery programmes (ERPs) are increasingly used to improve post-surgical recovery. However, compliance to various components of ERPs—a key determinant of success—remains sub-optimal. Emerging technologies have the potential to help...
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AbstractPrevious meta-analyses suggest that perioperative goal-directed therapy (GDT) is useful to decrease postoperative morbidity. Most GDT studies analysed were done with pulmonary artery catheters, oesophageal Doppler and calibrated pulse...
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AbstractBackground: Preoperative blood pressure (BP) thresholds associated with increased postoperative mortality remain unclear. We investigated the relationship between preoperative BP and 30-day mortality after elective non-...
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On Wednesday, October 30, 1935, an evaluation flight of the Boeing Model 299 was undertaken at Wright Field, northeast of Dayton, OH, USA. The Model 299 was the most technologically sophisticated aircraft of its time and was nicknamed the Flying...
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AbstractBackground: Central venous catheters (CVCs) are frequently used for monitoring haemodynamic status and rapidly delivering fluid therapy during the peri- and postoperative periods. Indwelling CVCs are typically used 7–14 days...
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AbstractBackground. We examined the risk for postoperative delirium (POD) in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, and the association between POD and subsequent development of MCI or dementia in cognitively...
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AbstractBackground. Checklists can reduce medical errors. However, the effectiveness of checklists is hampered by lack of acceptance and compliance. Recently, a new type of checklist with dynamic properties has been created to...
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British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2017; 118(5): 649–54, DOI 10.1093/bja/aex075
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AbstractBackground. Delirium is common after surgery, although the aetiology is poorly defined. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin important in neurotransmission and neuroplasticity. Decreased levels of BDNF...
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Postoperative delirium is an extremely common complication after all types of surgery in the elderly, with an incidence as high as 65% in patients admitted for hip fracture repair.1 The implications of an...

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