Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is an educational journal for those associated with anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine.We aim to facilitate individuals’ communication and sharing of research and experience through original articles of scientific and clinical interest. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
is the official journal of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists
and reaches over 4000 subscribers each issue.
Shortly after Dr Geoffrey Kaye founded the Society, one of the first items on the agenda was to establish a journal. Originally a series of Anaesthetic Numbers in the Medical Journal of Australia, this transformed into the Society newsletter. Most Australian anaesthetists preferred to send their articles overseas to more established journals and so, for a time, the newsletter was regarded as a carrier of Society news and developments in anaesthesia rather than the scientific communication it is today. After a few false starts, the first issue of the journal was launched in 1972. Originally published quarterly, it has since become a bimonthly publication .
The Journal online
Visit the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
website to view latest issues, access our online archive or read about editorial policies and instructions for authors. Members and subscribers have online access as part of their membership. Please use the appropriate login details to access the papers. For non-subscribers, papers over 12 months old are able to be viewed free of charge, and papers less than 12 months old will need to be viewed as pay-per-view of AUD$33 per paper.
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is also available as an App via Google Play or iTunes store. Readers are invited to purchase an online only individual subscription for AUD$247.50 (incl. GST).
In this issue the Cover note investigates the use of intravenous crystalloids, while the Editorials by Pratt et al and L.J. Roberts make interesting reading.
Lin et al in Perioperative assessment of older surgical patients using a frailty index—feasibility and association with adverse postoperative outcomes examine the feasibility of using a frailty index to assess the level of frailty in older surgical patients.
Boulos et al conducted a study of adult ward patients who had a MET call for suspected sepsis to assess the predictive utility of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) scores.
In Evidence of malignant hyperthermia in patients administered triggering agents before malignant hyperthermia susceptibility identified: missed opportunities prior to diagnosis Chan et al emphasise the importance of a thorough family history, clear documentation and a high index of suspicion for MH.
Grayson et al examine the association between dexmedetomidine and elevated temperature while Pittard et al explore the correlation between positive fluid balance and worsened outcomes in patients with septic shock.
The survey Burnout and the learning environment of anaesthetic trainees by Castanelli et al draws the conclusion that there is a high prevalence of burnout among Victorian anaesthetic trainees, and the problem is more prevalent than previously measured.
Freebairn et al in their paper A lung model to demonstrate dynamic gas trapping and intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure at realistic ventilation settings describe a lung model that can be easily and reliably constructed using materials readily available in the ICU.
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After the registration has been completed, you can upload your interests via the home page – which will allow any of the Editors to offer you papers to review that are more closely lined up to your interests.
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We encourage submissions to the Journal through the submissions website.
The overriding mission of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is to publish papers that have educational value and scientific merit for clinicians and researchers associated with anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, and pain medicine. The educational value must apply to a wide range of readers and not be limited to a particular region or country, with the exceptions of Australia and New Zealand. The scientific merit will be judged on the novelty of the work, the validity of the methodology and the soundness of the interpretation of the findings. Papers must have sufficient clinical relevance to be of interest to practising clinicians or clinical researchers. Animal studies of a basic science nature will rarely be accepted.
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