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PROBESE trial: Open up your PEEP mindset

Dr R Mellado Artigas MD, EDAIC, EDIC. Dr M Giménez-Milà MD, EDAIC, EDIC rmartigas@gmail.com Protective ventilation is a cornerstone in the management of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the ICU. In the last decade, we have seen physiological evidence showing that protective ventilation also confers benefit to patients in the operating room (OR)(1–4). Importantly, a trial carried out by Futier et al. showed that when protective ventilation was compared to non-prote...

Your patient is old. How old?

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD Chief editor gurman@bgu.ac.il Once upon a time, when I started my residency in anaesthesia, one of the absolute contraindications for surgery was the very old patient. Nobody wanted to touch a very old patient with significant comorbidities, except in case of emergency. The postoperative morbidity and mortality were high enough to justify this “policy”, and the medical personnel lived with the impression that this situation was accepted by the general public.  I do no...

The Czech Young Anaesthesiologists Section – how it all started?

Martina Klincova National Trainee Representative for the Czech Republic and chairwoman of the Czech Young Anaesthesiologists Section Klincova.Martina@fnbrno.cz A few months before the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva in 2017, the chief of our Department, Assoc. Prof. Petr Stourac (who is also a member of ESA Council), addressed me to become the National Trainee Representative (NTR) for the Czech Republic in the ESA Trainees Committee (ESATC). I honestly had no idea what exactly it meant! At t...