Welcome to the home of the Welsh anaesthetic trainees journal club. Below you will find summaries of articles discussed at our journal club in Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

Journal Club: 6th February 2017Changes in stroke volume induced by lung recruitment maneuvr predict fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients in the operating room

Journal Club: 21st February 2017Early postoperative oral fluid intake in paediatric day case surgery influences the need for opioids and postoperative vomiting: a controlled randomized trial

Journal Club: 1st March 2017Children and parental anxiolysis in paediatric ambulatory surgery: a randomized controlled study comparing 0.3mg kg-1 midazolam to tablet computer based interactive distraction

Journal Club: 14th March 2017Chewing gum for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Journal Club: 28th March 2017Myocardial injury after Noncardiac Surgery. A large, international, Prospective Cohort Study Establishing Diagnostic Criteria, Characteristics, Predictors and 30-day Outcomes

Journal Club: 2nd May 2017: A randomised double-blind trial of phenylephrine and metaraminol infusions for prevention of hypotension during spinal and combined spinal–epidural anaesthesia for elective caesarean section

Journal Club: 18th May 2017Randomized Clinical Trial Of Preoperative Oral Versus Intravenous Iron In Anaemic Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Journal Club: 7th June 2017Objective model using only gender, age and medication list predicts in-hospital morbidity after elective surgery

Journal Club: 13th June 2017:Relevance of induced and accidental hypothermia after trauma-haemorrhage – what do we know from experimental models in pigs? 

Journal Club 27th June 2017Efficacy and safety of intravenous lidocaine for postoperative analgesia and recovery after surgery: a systematic review with sequential trial analysis

Journal Club: 17th July 2017The SLUScore: A Novel Method for Detecting Hazardous Hypotension in Adult Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgical Procedures.

Journal Club 1st AugustEffectiveness of apnoeic oxygenation during intubation: systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Club: 15th August 2017Hydrocortisone, vitamin C and thiamine for the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock

Journal Club: 29th August 2017Validation of preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing-derived variables to predict in-hospital morbidity after major colorectal surgery

Journal Club: 8th September 2017Secondary analysis of outcomes after 11,085 hip fracture operations from the prospective UK Anaesthesia Sprint Audit of Practice (ASAP-2)

Journal Club: 12th September 2017Patterns and Predictors of Frailty Transitions in Older Men: The Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study

Journal Club: 20th September 2017Postoperative delirium in elderly patients is associated with subsequent cognitive impairment

Journal Club: 3rd October 2017An evaluation of the validity of the preoperative oxygen uptake efficiency slope as an indicator of cardiorespiratory fitness in elderly patients scheduled for major colorectal surgery

Journal Club 17th OctoberA systematic review of information format and timing before scheduled adult surgery for peri-operative anxiety

Journal Club 24th OctoberEmergency Department use of Apneic Oxygenation Versus Usual Care During Rapid Sequence Intubation: A Randomized Controlled Trial (The ENDAO Trial)

Journal Club: 14th November 2017Serratus plane block: a novel ultrasound-guided thoracic wall nerve block

Journal Club 28th November 2017Fluid therapy in the perioperative setting—a clinical review