Matthias F Stopfkuchen-Evans

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INTRODUCTION Pre- and intraoperative glycemic control has been identified as a putative target to improve outcomes of surgical patients. Glycemic control requires frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels with appropriate adjustments. However, monitoring standards have been called into question, especially in cases in which capillary samples are used.(More)
BACKGROUND Lung ultrasound (LUS) is a well-established method that can exclude pneumothorax by demonstration of pleural sliding and the associated ultrasound artifacts. The positive diagnosis of pneumothorax is more difficult to obtain and relies on detection of the edge of a pneumothorax, called the "lung point." Yet, anesthesiologists are not widely(More)
This issue of the Journal includes a set of articles covering a spectrum of topics relevant to Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS ). ERAS and related programs are enjoying increasingly widespread adoption around the world and in a growing range of surgical subspecialties. Although enthusiasm for ERAS has reached near exuberant levels, it is important to(More)
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