Pediatric Anesthesia

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Edited By: A. Davidson

Impact Factor: 2.082

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 14/31 (Anesthesiology); 37/120 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1460-9592

Editor's Choice

August 2016

An institutional approach to the management of the ‘can't intubate, can't oxygenate’ emergency in children

Of all the challenges in anesthesia, the ‘can't intubate, can't oxygenate’ scenario is the probably the worst nightmare. Fortunately it is rare; however its rarity also means evidence is scarce. Stefan Sabato et al. has carefully reviewed what evidence there is, and outlines what he suggests is reasonable management for his institution.

Perioperative management in Children with Chronic Pain

It has been recognised that chronic pain is common in children. The management is complex and multidisciplinary. Not all pediatric anesthetists need to be experts in managing chronic pain, but we do need to know how to best manage these children in the peri-operative period. Thus Brooks and Golianu's excellent review is another of those ‘must read’ papers for all.

Predictors of unanticipated admission following ambulatory surgery in the pediatric population: retrospective case-control study

A significant proportion of pediatric anesthesia is done in an ambulatory setting. Whippey et al.'s paper is important for helping identify those at risk in this setting.