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  1. Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS)—a simplified, qualitative version of echocardiography—is a well-established tool in the armamentarium of critical care and emergency medicine. This review explores the extent...

    Authors: Tara Lenk, John Whittle, Timothy E. Miller, David G. A. Williams and Yuriy S. Bronshteyn
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:16
  2. While mainly larger hospitals have introduced routine anti-Xa assays for rivaroxaban (RXA), these are not readily available to smaller hospitals often relying on routine coagulation tests such as prothrombin t...

    Authors: Alexander Kaserer, Andreas Schedler, Burkhardt Seifert, Donat R. Spahn, Jan-Dirk Studt and Philipp Stein
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:15
  3. Exercise is recommended in patients with cardiac failure. In the perioperative patient, exercise is also gaining popularity as a form of prehabilitation. In this meta-analysis, we examine if exercise is able t...

    Authors: Christella S. Alphonsus, Pooveshni Govender, Reitze N. Rodseth and Bruce M. Biccard
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:14
  4. The safety of intraoperative administration of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) has been debated. We hypothesized that intraoperative use of HES is associated with postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) following ca...

    Authors: Wataru Matsunaga, Masamitsu Sanui, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Yasuma Kobayashi, Asuka Kitajima, Fumitaka Yanase, Yutaka Takisawa and Alan Kawarai Lefor
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:13
  5. Following publication of the original article (Machowska et al. 2019), the authors provided new footnotes for Table 1 and Table 2. The complete tables and updated footnotes are supplied below.

    Authors: Anna Machowska, Jonatan Sparrentoft, Shyam Kumar Dhakaita, Cecilia StålsbyLundborg and Megha Sharma
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:12

    The original article was published in Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:10

  6. The topic of patient satisfaction has gained increasing importance over the past decade. Due to the impact of patient satisfaction on health care quality, understanding factors that predict satisfaction is vit...

    Authors: Lily N. Trinh, Michelle A. Fortier and Zeev N. Kain
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:11
  7. Single-dose perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) is recommended for clean, non-infectious surgeries to prevent surgical site infections. However, the common practice of unindicated use and prolonged use ...

    Authors: Anna Machowska, Jonatan Sparrentoft, Shyam Kumar Dhakaita, Cecilia StålsbyLundborg and Megha Sharma
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:10

    The Correction to this article has been published in Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:12

  8. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways aim to standardize and integrate perioperative care, incorporating the best available evidence-based practice throughout the perioperative period targeted at att...

    Authors: W. Jonathan Dunkman, Michael W. Manning, John Whittle, John Hunting, Edward N. Rampersaud, Brant A. Inman, Julie K. Thacker and Timothy E. Miller
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:9
  9. Hip fracture is a procedure with high mortality and complication rates, and there exists a group especially at risk of these outcomes identified by their Nottingham Hip Fracture Score (NHFS). Meta-analysis sug...

    Authors: S. J. Davies, D. R. Yates, R. J. T. Wilson, Z. Murphy, A. Gibson, V. Allgar and T. Collyer
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:8
  10. The impact of patient ethnicity on healthcare delivery is well documented. In this study of children who had undergone open abdominal or pelvic surgery for tumor resection, we sought to compare the use of epid...

    Authors: Pascal Owusu-Agyemang, Juan P. Cata, Ravish Kapoor, Antoinette Van Meter, Acsa M. Zavala, Uduak U. Williams, January Y. Tsai, Lei Feng and Andrea Hayes-Jordan
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:6
  11. Preoperative anxiety correlates positively with the amount of postoperative pain, analgesic use, and length of hospital stay. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of virtual reality technolo...

    Authors: Fateme Dehghan, Rostam Jalali and Hasan Bashiri
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:5
  12. There is a paucity of literature regarding the implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols for open lumbar spine fusions. We implemented an ERAS program for 1–2-level lumbar spine fusion...

    Authors: Justin Smith, Stephen Probst, Colleen Calandra, Raphael Davis, Kentaro Sugimoto, Lizhou Nie, Tong J. Gan and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:4
  13. The aim of healthcare services is to provide a high quality of care. One way to ensure that this aim has been fulfilled is to assess patients’ satisfaction with their care. Although satisfaction is a complex c...

    Authors: Maria Jaensson, Karuna Dahlberg and Ulrica Nilsson
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:3
  14. Growing evidence suggests that intravenous lidocaine as a component of multimodal analgesia improves recovery after major colorectal surgery. There is little published data regarding ideal dosing and target pl...

    Authors: E. Greenwood, S. Nimmo, H. Paterson, N. Homer and I. Foo
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2019 8:1
  15. Tracheobronchial ruptures are very severe and life-threatening injuries. The origin of such airway damage is trauma or an iatrogenic event. Last year, we operated on three different cases of tracheal ruptures ...

    Authors: Vincenzo Pota, Pasquale Sansone, Alfonso Fiorelli, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Mauro D’Amora, Paola Vosa, Elena Bignami, Maria Caterina Pace and Caterina Aurilio
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:31
  16. The use of hyperoncotic albumin (HA) for shock resuscitation is controversial given concerns about its cost, effectiveness, and potential for nephrotoxicity. We evaluated the association between early exposure...

    Authors: Chiedozie I. Udeh, Jing You, Matthew R. Wanek, Jarrod Dalton, Belinda L. Udeh, Sevag Demirjian, Nadeem Rahman and J. Steven Hata
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:29
  17. Buffered intravenous fluid preparations contain substrates to maintain acid-base status. The objective of this systematic review was to compare the effects of buffered and non-buffered fluids administered duri...

    Authors: Peter M. Odor, Sohail Bampoe, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Suzie Cro, Tong J. Gan, Michael P. W. Grocott, Michael F. M. James, Michael G. Mythen, Catherine M. N. O’Malley, Anthony M. Roche, Kathy Rowan and Edward Burdett
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:27
  18. Guidelines to treat anaemia with intravenous (IV) iron have focused on elective surgical patients with little attention paid to those undergoing non-elective/emergency surgery. Whilst these patients may experi...

    Authors: Akshay Shah, Antony J. R. Palmer, Sheila A. Fisher, Shah M. Rahman, Susan Brunskill, Carolyn Doree, Jack Reid, Anita Sugavanam and Simon J. Stanworth
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:30
  19. Post-extubation negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is an uncommon but important anesthesia-related emergency presenting with acute respiratory distress and hypoxemia after removal of airway devices. This...

    Authors: Pei-Hsin Tsai, Jen-Hung Wang, Shian-Che Huang, Yen-Kuang Lin and Chen-Fuh Lam
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:28
  20. Prescription opioid use at high doses or over extended periods of time is associated with adverse outcomes, including dependency and abuse. The aim of this study was to identify mediating variables that predic...

    Authors: Daniel I Rhon, Suzanne J Snodgrass, Joshua A Cleland, Charles D Sissel and Chad E Cook
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:25
  21. Intravascular air embolism (AE) is a preventable but potentially catastrophic complication caused by intravenous tubing, trauma, and diagnostic and surgical procedures. The potentially fatal risks of arterial ...

    Authors: Yussr M. Ibrahim, Nicole R. Marques, Carlos R. Garcia, Michael Salter, Christopher McQuitty, Michael Kinsky, Mindy Juan and Achiau Ludomirsky
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:23
  22. The utility of pulmonary artery catheters (PACs) and their measurements depend on a variety of factors including data interpretation and personnel training. This US multi-center, retrospective electronic healt...

    Authors: Andrew D. Shaw, Michael G. Mythen, Douglas Shook, David K. Hayashida, Xuan Zhang, Jeffrey R. Skaar, Sloka S. Iyengar and Sibyl H. Munson
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:24
  23. Following publication of the original article (Morkane et al., 2018), it was noticed that the second collaborating group ‘South Coast Perioperative Audit and Research Collaboration (SPARC)’ was not displayed o...

    Authors: Clare M. Morkane, Helen McKenna, Andrew F. Cumpstey, Alex H. Oldman, Michael P. W. Grocott and Daniel S. Martin
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:26

    The original article was published in Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:17

  24. Morbidity and mortality following cardiac valve surgery is high. Immunity is an important contributor to outcome. This study examines the relationship of staphylococcal and endotoxin antibody levels to outcome...

    Authors: Andrew Smith, Sarka Moravcova, Thomas A. Treibel, Patricia Colque-Navarro, Roland Mollby, James C. Moon and Colin Hamilton-Davies
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:20
  25. Hydroxyethyl starches have been withdrawn from the European market. In Sweden, dextran was the main colloid until 2000, when starches overtook the market. After the recent 6S-trial, it was suggested that dextr...

    Authors: Johann Sigurjonsson, David Hedman, Peter Bansch and Ulf Schött
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:21
  26. Management of tissue perfusion following cardiac surgery is a challenging task where common clinical parameters do not reflect microcirculatory dysfunction. Heterogeneity in blood flow perfusion and abnormalit...

    Authors: Zühre Uz, Can Ince, Philippe Guerci, Yasin Ince, Renata P. Araujo, Bulent Ergin, Matthias P. Hilty, Thomas M. van Gulik and Bas A. de Mol
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:18
  27. Considerable controversy remains about how much oxygen patients should receive during surgery. The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend that intubated patients receive a fractional inspire...

    Authors: Clare M. Morkane, Helen McKenna, Andrew F. Cumpstey, Alex H. Oldman, Michael P. W. Grocott and Daniel S. Martin
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:17

    The Correction to this article has been published in Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:26

  28. Opioid use has risen dramatically in the past three decades. In the USA, opioid overdose has become a leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. A patient’s first exposure to opi...

    Authors: Elena J. Koepke, Erin L. Manning, Timothy E. Miller, Arun Ganesh, David G. A. Williams and Michael W. Manning
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:16
  29. Enhanced recovery has been shown to improve patients’ experience after surgery. There are no previous studies comparing patients’ experience between those undergoing laparoscopic and open gynaecological surger...

    Authors: Joanne Lee, Viren Asher, Arun Nair, Victoria White, Catherine Brocklehurst, Martyn Traves and Anish Bali
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:15
  30. Perioperative care has been identified as an area of wide variability in quality, with conflicting models, and involving multiple specialties. In 2014, the Loma Linda University Departments of Anesthesiology a...

    Authors: Gary Stier, Davinder Ramsingh, Ronak Raval, Gary Shih, Bryan Halverson, Briahnna Austin, Joseph Soo, Herbert Ruckle and Robert Martin
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:13
  31. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP®) developed a surgical risk calculator using data from 1.4 million patients and including 1557 unique Current Procedural Te...

    Authors: Sunghye Kim, Rebecca Neiberg, W. Jack Rejeski, Anthony P. Marsh, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Xiaoyan I. Leng and Leanne Groban
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:12
  32. Both preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET)-derived measures of fitness and postoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations are associated with complications following surgery for colorectal c...

    Authors: Stephen T. McSorley, Campbell S. D. Roxburgh, Paul G. Horgan and Donald C. McMillan
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:11
  33. Surgical patients are sometimes referred for preoperative evaluations by consultants in other medical specialties, although consultations are unnecessary for many patients, particularly for healthy patients un...

    Authors: Stephan R. Thilen, Alex L. Woersching, Anda M. Cornea, Elliott Lowy, Edward M. Weaver and Miriam M. Treggiari
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:9
  34. After publication of this article (Reeves et al. 2018), it was noticed that two references to the data contained within Figure 5 were incorrect. In the ‘Funding’ section of the ‘Results’, the line that reads, ...

    Authors: T. Reeves, S. Bates, T. Sharp, K. Richardson, S. Bali, J. Plumb, H. Anderson, J. Prentis, M. Swart and D. Z. H. Levett
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:8

    The original article was published in Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:2

  35. Post-operative pulmonary complications (POPC) are common, predictable and associated with increased morbidity and mortality, independent of pre-operative risk. Interventions to reduce the incidence of POPC hav...

    Authors: Sophie V. Griffiths, Daniel H. Conway, Michael Sander, Ib Jammer, Michael P. W. Grocott and Ben C. Creagh-Brown
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:7
  36. As the prevalence of obesity is increasing, the number of patients requiring surgical intervention for obesity-related illness is also rising. The aim of this pilot study was to explore predictors of short-ter...

    Authors: David Andrew Gilhooly, Michelle Cole and Suneetha Ramani Moonesinghe
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:6
  37. After publication of this article (Thiele et al., 2016 ), it was noticed that the HTML version contained errors with the collaborator group, the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup, preventing ...

    Authors: Robert H. Thiele, Karthik Raghunathan, C. S. Brudney, Dileep N. Lobo, Daniel Martin, Anthony Senagore, Maxime Cannesson, Tong Joo Gan, Michael Monty G. Mythen, Andrew D. Shaw and Timothy E. Miller
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:5

    The original article was published in Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:24

  38. After publication of this article (Scott et al., 2017), it was noticed that the HTML version contained technical errors regarding the collaborator information of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I W...

    Authors: Michael J. Scott, Matthew D. McEvoy, Debra B. Gordon, Stuart A. Grant, Julie K. M. Thacker, Christopher L. Wu, Tong J. Gan, Monty G. Mythen, Andrew D. Shaw and Timothy E. Miller
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:4

    The original article was published in Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:7

  39. Airway management is a core clinical skill in anaesthesia. Pre-oxygenation prior to induction of anaesthesia is a standard practice to prevent desaturation. Apnoeic oxygenation in adults is effective and prolo...

    Authors: Lafi Olayan, Abdulaleem Alatassi, Jaimin Patel and Sherran Milton
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:3
  40. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is an exercise stress test with concomitant expired gas analysis that provides an objective, non-invasive measure of functional capacity under stress. CPET-derived varia...

    Authors: T. Reeves, S. Bates, T. Sharp, K. Richardson, S. Bali, J. Plumb, H. Anderson, J. Prentis, M. Swart and D. Z. H. Levett
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:2

    The Correction to this article has been published in Perioperative Medicine 2018 7:8

  41. The ASA physical classification score has a major impact on the observed/expected (O/E) mortality ratio in the NSQIP General Vascular Mortality Model. The difference in predicted mortality is greatest between ...

    Authors: Alex Helkin, Sumeet V. Jain, Angelika Gruessner, Maureen Fleming, Leslie Kohman, Michael Costanza and Robert N. Cooney
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:23
  42. Risk prediction techniques commonly used in liver surgery include the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grading, Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET). This study...

    Authors: S. Ulyett, G. Shahtahmassebi, S. Aroori, M. J. Bowles, C. D. Briggs, M. G. Wiggans, G. Minto and D. A. Stell
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2017 6:22

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