BIS Off? No need for that…

Avidan MS, Jacobsohn E, Glick D et al. A. Prevention of intraoperative awareness in a high-risk surgical population. New England Journal of Medicine, 2011; 365: 591-600.

RHH Journal Club. July 4th, 2013. Dr Helen Findley

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Is keeping BIS 40-60 better at preventing awareness than keeping end tidal at minimum 0.7 age adjusted MAC?

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Don’t forget the steroids when you give the cefotaxime…

De Gans J & Van de Beek D. Dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis. New England Journal of Medicine 2002; 347: 1549-1556.

RHH Journal Club. January 10th, 2013. Dr Sireesha Aluri

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Does adjunctive use of dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis improve outcome?

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