How to measure recovery…

Aldrete JA & Kroulik. A postanesthetic recovery score. Anesthesia & Analgesia 1970; 49: 924-934

RHH Journal Club. May 30th, 2013. Dr Iain Goodhart

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This paper describes the process by which the (Post Anaesthetist Recovery Score) PARS score was designed, evaluated and validated. This score is the foundation of many of the currently used patient risk assessment scores.

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CVP for guiding fluid administration – only if you’re a vet…

Marik PE, Baram M & Vahid B. Does central venous pressure predict fluid responsiveness? A systematic review of the literature and the tale of seven mares. 2008 CHEST; 134: 172-178.

RHH Journal Club. May 30th, 2013. Dr Kirsty Parsons

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Does Central Venous Pressure Predict Fluid Responsiveness?

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PAFC: the yellow snake of death?

Sandham JD, Hull RD, Brant RF et al.  A randomized, controlled trial of the use of pulmonary-artery catheters in high-risk surgical patients. New England Journal of Medicine 2003; 348: 5-14.

RHH Journal Club. May 23th, 2013. Dr Kris Sivarajan

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Does the use of a PA catheter improve in hospital mortality in surgical patients?

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Checkmate in Crises?

Arriaga AF, Bader AM, Wong JM et al. Simulation-Based Trial of Surgical-Crisis Checklists. New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 368:246-253.

RHH Journal Club. May 30th, 2013. Dr John Whitaker

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Does the use of crisis checklists in simulated healthcare emergencies improve management?

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APC: how not to Survive Sepsis?

Bernard GR, Vincent JL, Laterre PF et al. Efficacy and safety of recombinant human activated protein C for severe sepsis. New England Journal of Medicine 2001; 344: 699-709.

RHH Journal Club. May 16th, 2013. Dr Matt Smith

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Does administration of drotrecogin alfa activated (APC) reduce the rate of death in patients with severe sepsis and have an acceptable safety profile?

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Feeling the pressure in the TBI?

Chesnut RM, Temkin N, Carney N et al. A trial of intracranial-pressure monitoring in traumatic brain injury. New England Journal of Medicine 2012; 367: 2471-2481

RHH Journal Club. May 2nd, 2013. Dr Phillipa Horsfield

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Does the information derived from the monitoring of intracranial pressure in patients with severe traumatic brain injury improve medical practice and patient outcomes?

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