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Fujii, anesthesia & research fraud

Published on November 15th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley

Anesthesia: we aspire to be the best at what we do. After two scandals we can confidently mark off another achievement: sadly, anesthesia is the number one specialty for research fraud... Read More


Neuromuscular myths: We need to do better

Published on November 9th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley

What is PORC? Post-operative residual curarisation (PORC) or residual paralysis, refers to persisting neuromuscular blockade in a patient after extubation. It is considered present when the Train-of-four (TOF) ratio is less than 0.9, usually measured in [&hellip... Read More


Sugammadex and rocuronium anaphylaxis

Published on October 23rd, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley

I have been intrigued since the first case reports appeared describing the use of sugammadex in rocuronium anaphylaxis. It sounds beautiful and elegant. A drug that magically mops up the offending molecule, removing it from circulation; [&hellip... Read More


Combatting decision fatigue in anaesthesia

Published on October 14th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley

‘Dynamic decision making’ describes the practice of anaesthesia more than any other single characteristic – and anaesthesia is characterised by dynamic decision making more than any other medical speciality. The typical surgical case requires the anaesthetist or [&hellip... Read More


On Anaesthesia and Simplicity

Published on September 4th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley

It is easy to lose sight of the core of the practice of anaesthesia. As a profession we are easily seduced and distracted by the new and exciting; quickly forgetting that satisfyingly favourable outcomes for our [&hellip... Read More


Welcome new gasexchange users!

Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Daniel Jolley

Wow! We have been blown away by the positive reception and great response from the many visitors and new users to gasexchange. In only a short time we have had visitors from over 50 different countries, ranging [&hellip... Read More


Which audience?

Published on December 2nd, 2009 | by Daniel Jolley

Toiling away in secret as we slowly prepared gasexchange, Brad and I repeatedly asked ourselves “who is this actually for?” We first answered by saying: “ us ! ” Our main motivation for creating gasexchange is to better [&hellip... Read More

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