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By William Harrop-Griffiths, Richard Griffiths, Felicity Plaat

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In response to the organization of Anaesthetists of serious Britain & Ireland's (AAGBI) carrying on with schooling lecture sequence, this clinically-oriented booklet covers the most recent advancements in examine and the medical program of anesthesia and soreness control.

  • Reviews newest advancements in learn and practice
  • Clinically-oriented yet rooted in simple science
  • Concise and informative articles on key topics
  • Road-tested via CPD roadshows
  • Designed in particular for carrying on with scientific education

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Breivik H, Collett B, Ventafridda V, Cohen R, Gallacher D. Survey of chronic pain in Europe: prevalence, impact on daily life and treatment. European Journal of Pain 2006; 10: 287–333. 2. Loftus RW, Yeager MP, Clark JA, et al. Intra-operative ketamine reduces perioperative opiate consumption in opiate-dependent patients with chronic back pain undergoing back surgery. Anesthesiology 2010; 113: 639–646. 3. Natusch D. Equianalgesic doses of opioids – their use in clinical practice. British Journal of Pain 2012; 6: 43–46.

The systemic risk factors that predispose to atherosclerosis and thus MI are well understood at a population level. The INTERHEART study showed 90% of the risk of MI could be explained by nine ‘modifiable’ factors: cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, poor diet, psychosocial factors and alcohol (protective) [4]. A person with all risk factors has a risk of MI 334 times that of someone with none of the risk factors. This was interesting in the face of the enormous efforts spent trying to find genetic variants that confer an increased risk of MI, and our not infrequent encounters with patients suffering accelerated coronary artery disease and a family history strongly suggesting autosomal-dominant inheritance.

Looked at the use of peri-operative ketamine infusions for opioid-dependent patients with chronic back pain undergoing spinal surgery [2]. 5 mg kg−1 at induction followed by a continuous infusion of 10 μg kg−1 min−1 until wound closure. Total morphine consumption was significantly reduced in the treatment group at 48 h and average pain intensity scores were significantly decreased immediately after surgery and at 6 weeks after surgery. r Gabapentinoids (gabapentin and pregabalin) are calcium channel modulators and have an established role in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

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