Device or target? : a paradigm shift in airway management Implications for guidelines, clinical practice and teaching Universiteit Gent
Determination of the minimum local anesthetic dose (MLAD) of spinal chloroprocaine for inguinal herniorrhaphy in ambulatory surgery, preliminary results Universiteit Gent
Association of preoperative anaemia with postoperative morbidity and mortality : an observational cohort study in low-, middle-, and high-income countries Universiteit Gent
Background: Anaemia is associated with poor postoperative outcomes, but few studies have described the impact of preoperative anaemia in low- and middle- (LMICs), and high-income countries (HICs). Methods: This was a planned analysis of data collected during an international 7 day cohort study of adults undergoing elective inpatient surgery. The primary outcome was in-hospital death, and the secondary outcomes were in-hospital complications. ...
International multicenter observational study on assessment of ventilatory management during general anaesthesia for robotic surgery and its effects on postoperative pulmonary complication (AVATaR) : study protocol and statistical analysis plan Universiteit Gent
Introduction: Robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) has emerged as an alternative minimally invasive surgical option. Despite its growing applicability, the frequent need for pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg position could significantly affect respiratory mechanics during RAS. AVATaR is an international multicenter observational study aiming to assess the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC), to characterise current practices of ...
Anesthetic preconditioning : have we found the Holy Grail of perioperative cardioprotection? Universiteit Gent
Pre-operative evaluation of adults undergoing elective noncardiac surgery : updated guideline from the European Society of Anaesthesiology Universiteit Gent
The purpose of this update of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) guidelines on the pre-operative evaluation of the adult undergoing noncardiac surgery is to present recommendations based on the available relevant clinical evidence. Well performed randomised studies on the topic are limited and therefore many recommendations rely to a large extent on expert opinion and may need to be adapted specifically to the healthcare systems of ...