Anaesthesia journal article of the year award

The Association of Anaesthetists, the journal Anaesthesia and Wiley are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 3rd Annual Anaesthesia article of the year award, which recognises the best original article published in Anaesthesia from the previous year. The award is presented to the lead author of the stand-out paper of the year, as awarded by a panel of Anaesthesia editors and Association board members. The winner of the 2018 Anaesthesia article of the year award was presented at the Annual Congress in Dublin to Dr John Carlisle, author of Data fabrication and other reasons for non-random sampling in 5087 randomised, controlled trials in anaesthetic and general medical journals.

Read on for the top 10 finalist papers, free to access and download for the rest of the year.

1st Data fabrication and other reasons for non-random sampling in 5087 randomised, controlled trials in anaesthetic and general medical journals. More
2nd A national survey of the effects of fatigue on trainees in anaesthesia in the UK. More
3rd The effect of neuromuscular blockade on the efficiency of facemask ventilation in patients difficult to facemask ventilate: a prospective trial. More
4th Prediction of difficult mask ventilation using a systematic assessment of risk factors vs. existing practice - a cluster randomised clinical trial in 94,006 patients. More5th A randomised controlled trial comparing transnasal humidified rapid insufflation ventilatory exchange (THRIVE) pre-oxygenation with facemask pre-oxygenation in patients undergoing rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia. More

6th Choice of anaesthesia for category-1 caesarean section in women with anticipated difficult tracheal intubation: the use of decision analysis. More
7th Evaluation of three unchannelled videolaryngoscopes and the Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with a simulated difficult airway: a randomised, controlled trial. More

8th Change of transfusion and treatment paradigm in major trauma patients. More
9th The analgesic efficacy of pre-operative bilateral erector spinae plane (ESP) blocks in patients having ventral hernia repair. More
10th The mid-point transverse process to pleura (MTP) block: a new end-point for thoracic paravertebral block. More

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