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Trainee Prize Evening - 26th February (Wed, 15 Jan 2020)

Our annual Trainee Prize Evening is coming up, whihc this year is being held on Wednesday 26th February at 6pm (BWH). A great opportunity to boost your CV and catch up with other trainees from around the region.

The deadline for submission is the 7th February

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Period of Grace - Changes are coming! (Thu, 7 Mar 2019)

There is going to be a change regarding the period of grace after your CCT. This change is coming from HEEWM and you should be receiving information/guidance from HEEWM soon. The change will be from August 2019 so will affect trainees with a CCT date from August 2019...

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Recent BJA Publications

Polypharmacy and emergency readmission to hospital after critical illness: a population-level cohort study
Polypharmacy is common and closely linked to drug interactions. The impact of polypharmacy has not been previously quantified in survivors of critical illness who have reduced resilience to stressors. Our aim was to identify factors associated with preadmission polypharmacy and ascertain whether polypharmacy is an independent risk factor for emergency readmission to hospital after discharge from a critical illness.
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Ventilation and outcomes following robotic-assisted abdominal surgery: an international, multicentre observational study
International data on the epidemiology, ventilation practice, and outcomes in patients undergoing abdominal robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) are lacking. The aim of the study was to assess the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), and to describe ventilator management after abdominal RAS.
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Factors affecting need for manipulation after total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective case–control cohort study
Editor—Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an undesirable postoperative outcome. Studies have failed to find a single causative factor leading to the need for postoperative MUA.1,2 We sought to determine whether perioperative analgesia via peripheral nerve block was associated with the incidence of MUA after TKA.
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