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European Journal of Anesthesia

L Ni, A Elsaharty, I McConachie
BACKGROUND: Cesarean birth is known as both cesarean section (CS) and cesarean delivery (CD). The International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (IJOA) is the leading obstetric anesthesia journal, and a barometer of attitudes within the profession. The journal recently published the hundredth issue, spanning 25 years (to December 2016). It is an opportune time to examine the evolution of surgical birth terminology (CS versus CD) during that period. METHODS: We examined 1583 articles in IJOA, subdividing them into editorials, papers, review articles, debates and case reports...
May 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Philip M Jones, Jeffrey T Y Chow, Miguel F Arango, Jason A Fridfinnson, Nan Gai, Kevin Lam, Timothy P Turkstra
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) provide high-quality evidence for clinical decision-making. Trial registration is one of the many tools used to improve the reporting of RCTs by reducing publication bias and selective outcome reporting bias. The purpose of our study is to examine whether RCTs published in the top 6 general anesthesiology journals were adequately registered and whether the reported primary and secondary outcomes corresponded to the originally registered outcomes...
October 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Karen Y Chung
Internationally, surgery is making its mark as a necessary priority in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). In 2013, Paul Farmer, MD, and international leaders from 14 countries founded the Lancet Commission of Global Surgery to develop and assemble the best evidence on the state of surgery worldwide, to study the economics of surgical and anesthesia care delivery, and to develop strategies for improving access. Concurrently, there is growing interest in hand surgery. The Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) recently called for LMIC research with the goal of using their resources to improve the end product...
August 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
J B Carlisle
Randomised, controlled trials have been retracted after publication because of data fabrication and inadequate ethical approval. Fabricated data have included baseline variables, for instance, age, height or weight. Statistical tests can determine the probability of the distribution of means, given their standard deviation and the number of participants in each group. Randomised, controlled trials have been retracted after the data distributions have been calculated as improbable. Most retracted trials have been written by anaesthetists and published by specialist anaesthetic journals...
August 2017: Anaesthesia
Şule Özbilgin, Volkan Hancı
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to assess Turkish publications in Science Citation Index (SCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) indexed journals in the field of 'anaesthesiology'. METHODS: Journals related to 'anaesthesiology' in the Science Citation Index-Expanded database of 'Thomson Reuter Web of Science' were searched. The search engine of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science (WoS) was used in the advanced mode by typing 'IS=ISSN number' to identify publications in the journal...
February 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Giustino Varrassi, Antonella Paladini
Professor Giustino Varrassi and Antonella Paladini speak to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Professor Giustino Varrassi is Full Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in the LUdeS University, Valletta, Malta. He graduated at the Medical School of the University 'La Sapienza' (Rome, Italy) in 1973, and became board certified in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care in 1976 and in Pneumology in 1978, both in the same Medical School. He is currently President of the European League Against Pain and of the Paolo Procacci Foundation, and is a founding member of both of these...
January 2017: Pain Management
Nils H Münter, Ana Stevanovic, Rolf Rossaint, Christian Stoppe, Robert D Sanders, Mark Coburn
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for measuring the efficacy of any medical intervention. The present study assesses the implementation of the CONSORT statement in the top 11 anaesthesiology journals in 2011. OBJECTIVES: We designed this study in order to determine how well authors in the top 11 ranked anaesthesiology journals follow the CONSORT statement's criteria. DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional data analysis...
February 2015: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
L Buratti
INTRODUCTION: With the continuing worldwide shortage of anesthesiologists, the demands of clinical duties allow very little time for research activities. Every dedicated biomedical center should provide doctors and scientists with the proper environment to facilitate education, clinical practice and research activities and promote publication in international peer-review journals. METHODS: In this observational study, the Scopus database was searched for publications ( 2004-2009 ) to identify the most prolific authors among Italian anesthesiologists and intensive care specialists working in Italy...
2009: HSR Proceedings in Intensive Care & Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Paul S Pagel, Judith A Hudetz
OBJECTIVE: The bibliometrics of the anesthesiology literature has shifted substantially during the past 3 decades. The present authors analyzed the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA) at selected time intervals from 1990 to 2011 to quantify temporal variations in geographic publication patterns. The authors also determined whether previously described reductions in North American research productivity were accompanied by similar decreases in the number of other forms of publication in JCVA...
April 2013: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Joseph M Neal
This special article is an essay version of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy 2011 Carl Koller Award lecture. Historically, evaluations of a trainee's regional anesthesia learning focused on caseload numbers. The deficiency of this unidimensional approach is that case numbers alone say little about the resident's mastery of the nontechnical aspects of regional anesthesiology. Simulation can refine technical skills, but also expands the teaching paradigm to include management of rare complications...
November 2012: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
F Cassinello, J J Ariño, A Bartolomé Ruibal, J C de la Pinta, F B de la Quintana, M E Espinosa, F Gilsanz, J Gómez-Arnau, A González Arévalo, L López-Quero, J L López-Romero, E Moret, I Mourelle, A Pensado, A Planas, F Perez-Cerdá, R Rincón
We present this document as a guide to preparing a specific institutional pre-anaesthesia checklist, as recommended in the Helsinki declaration on patient safety in anaesthesiology. Also, the recently recommended WHO "safe surgery check-list" includes a check-list for anaesthesia. A working group was established in accordance with the charter of the Spanish Society of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation (Sociedad Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación [SEDAR]). The new patient safety culture introduced into medicine, and the recommendations of European anaesthesia societies has led us to design and update protocols in order to improve results in this important part of our speciality...
April 2012: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
A Fassoulaki, G Karabinis, A Paraskeva
The aim of the present study was to evaluate six anesthesia journals and academic criteria, required for the editors and reviewers, as perceived by European anesthesiologists submitted to a questionnaire. The six journals were: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica (AAS), Anesthesia and Analgesia (AN/AN), Anesthesiology (ANESTH), British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA), Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA) and European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA). Anesthesiologists were questioned on number of articles read per issue, preferred category of article and type of subject addressed, usefulness of supplemental issues as well as to score each journal for quality, format and color...
2010: Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica
D Meininger, M Bück, S Bohlmann, C F Weber, U Strouhal, K Ihlow, K Zacharowski, C Byhahn
BACKGROUND: The goal of the present study was to evaluate the publication rate of abstracts presented during the German Anesthesia Congress (Deutscher Anästhesiecongress, DAC) and the meeting of the European Society of Anesthesiologists (ESA) in the years 2000 and 2005 in Medline listed journals ( In addition, the respective impact factors of the journals in which the articles were published were evaluated ( METHODS: All abstracts of free papers and posters presented at the DAC and ESA from the years 2000 and 2005 were included into the study...
February 2011: Der Anaesthesist
Ozlem S Can, Ali A Yilmaz, Menekse Hasdogan, Filiz Alkaya, Sanem C Turhan, Mehmet F Can, Zekeriyya Alanoglu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstracts published in journal articles have traditionally been deficient of crucial information. To improve the quality of RCT abstracts, in January 2008, the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trial (CONSORT) group published a checklist of essential information for inclusion. The current study assessed whether there has been an improvement in the quality of RCT abstracts published in main anaesthesia journals since this new guideline was introduced...
July 2011: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Giovanni Landoni, Elena Bignami, Davide Nicolotti, Marina Pieri, Simona Silvetti, Luca Buratti, Paolo Landoni, Michael John, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: Good quality clinical research in anesthesiology is now performed all over the world. The aim of this article was to present and analyze the scientific contributions published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and to give a structured view focused on the countries where these studies were performed. DESIGN: Bibliometric analysis. SETTING: Teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: None. INTERVENTIONS: The authors analyzed the geographic distribution of the authors publishing in cardiac anesthesia...
December 2010: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
G N B Jackson, M J Mackenzie, L A Arrandale, S M Yentis
BACKGROUND: Since the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (IJOA) was first published in 1991, barriers to conducting and publishing research in the UK have increased, as has the pressure to improve practitioners' curricula vitae. We speculated that the type and geographical origin of abstracts and papers published in IJOA might reflect these changes. METHODS: We analysed all substantive papers and Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association abstracts published in IJOA, using online access...
April 2010: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Kittipan Rerkasem, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy reduces the risk of stroke in people with recently symptomatic, severe carotid artery stenosis. However, there are significant perioperative risks which may be lessened by performing the operation under local rather than general anaesthetic. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 1996, and previously updated in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To assess the risks of endarterectomy under local compared with general anaesthetic...
October 8, 2008: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Madhav Swaminathan, Barbara G Phillips-Bute, Katherine P Grichnik
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the diversity in research conducted by anesthesia-based researchers. We examined global clinical research attributed to anesthesia departments using Medline and Ovid databases. We also investigated the impact of economic development on national academic productivity. METHODS: We conducted a Medline search for English-language publications from 2000 to 2005. The search included only clinical research in which institutional affiliation included words relating to anesthesia (e...
December 2007: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Vasu Karri
Randomised clinical trials (RCTs) are considered the best level of evidence when evaluating interventions. Report quality is often used as a surrogate measure of methodological quality, with poorly reported trials assumed to be poorly conducted. To address this problem the CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement was published, encouraging authors to explicitly report certain items of information. The aim of this study was to survey RCTs published in the plastic surgery literature and determine quality of reporting...
2006: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
K Rerkasem, R Bond, P M Rothwell
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy reduces the risk of stroke in people with recently symptomatic, severe carotid artery stenosis. However, there are significant perioperative risks which may be lessened by performing the operation under local rather than general anaesthetic. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to assess the risks of endarterectomy under local compared with general anaesthetic. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Stroke Group trials register (April 2003), MEDLINE (1966 to April 2003), EMBASE (1980 to 2002), and Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (1980 to 1994)...
2004: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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