Natasha Chia

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Peripheral nerve blocks are associated with minimal haemodynamic disturbance. It is perhaps ideal for high-risk surgical patients who cannot tolerate the adverse consequences of even the slightest attenuation of haemodynamic response. However, peripheral nerve blockade is often perceived to be time consuming and undependable as the sole anaesthetic. In this(More)
There is increasing evidence that onsets in an auditory stimulus can serve as important cues for useful functions including grouping components of the same sound and sound localisation. Motivated by this observation an analogue circuit has been designed to extract temporal information from an auditory input. The first component of the proposed system is a(More)
There is increasing evidence that onsets in an auditory stimulus can serve as important cues for useful functions including grouping components of the same sound and sound localisation. Motivated by this observation an analogue circuit has been designed to extract temporal information from an auditory input. The first component of the proposed system is a(More)
The incidence of pharyngolaryngeal adverse events associated with laryngeal mask airways can be reduced by the use of manometry to limit the laryngeal mask airway intracuff pressures. We conducted a prospective, observational study in 80 patients undergoing general anaesthesia with the ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway to determine the accuracy of a finger(More)
INTRODUCTION The intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) is a specially-designed airway device that can be used for endotracheal intubation without direct laryngoscopy. The advantage of this device is that it allows blind endotracheal intubation with a predictably high success rate. The use of neuromuscular blocking agents in facilitating the use of the(More)
This study aimed to assess the availability of clinical protocols and their effect on compliance to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles and on mortality in severe sepsis in ten Singaporean adult teaching intensive care units (ICU). The presence of 11 protocols in the ICUs, steps taken based on the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research(More)
INTRODUCTION Morbid obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are increasingly encountered in anaesthetic practice today. Difficult intubation may be seen more frequently in our practice. This high-risk group may also be more prone to complications in the postoperative period. METHODS We reviewed a consecutive series of patients who had undergone(More)
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