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  • [Preoperative fasting : state of the art]. [Journal Article]
    Rev Med Liege 2020; 75(1):17-22Javillier B, Fabbro C, … Deflandre E
  • Inhalation of gastric content is a significant risk factor for perioperative complications. Preoperative fasting reduces this risk. The preanesthesia fasting time is variable and is subject to recommendations from different scientific societies. The clinician can identify some risk factors for inhalation during the preoperative anesthetic consultation. On the day of the procedure, the gastric ult…
  • Tracheal Intubation in the Critically Ill: Where We Came From and Where We Should Go. [Journal Article]
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020Mosier JM, Sakles JC, … Brindley PG
  • Tracheal intubation is commonly performed in critically ill patients. Unfortunately, this procedure also carries a high risk of complications; half of critically ill patients with difficult airways experiencing life threatening complications. The high complication rates stem from difficulty with laryngoscopy and tube placement, consequences of physiologic derangement, and human factors including …
  • Universal Anesthesia Machine: Clinical Application in an Austere, Resource-Limited Environment. [Journal Article]
    Mil Med 2019Vande Lune SA, Lantry JH, … Tran QK
  • CONCLUSIONS: The UAM can be used where a lack of resources and training exist because of its simple design, built-in oxygen concentrator, and capacity to revert from continuous-flow to draw-over anesthesia in the event of a power failure or if external oxygen supplies are unavailable. We believe the UAM addresses some of the shortcomings of modern anesthesia machines and has the potential to improve the delivery of safe general anesthesia in combat and austere scenarios. Further studies could consider different types of surgeries than those reported here and involve more complex patients. Studies involving alternative anesthetic agents and non-anesthesiologist personnel are also needed. Overall, this brief report detailing the use of the UAM following a natural disaster in a LMIC is proof of concept that the machine can provide reliable anesthesia for surgical procedures in austere and resource-limited environments, including disaster areas and modern combat zones.
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