Ray Ackwerh

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OBJECTIVE Unplanned post-operative intubation (UPI) may be associated with significant morbidity and/or mortality after surgery. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the incidence and predictors of UPI in elderly patients who underwent general and vascular surgical procedures. METHODS Data from the American College of Surgeons National(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of habitual snoring and examine its association with peri-operative adverse events in children undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery--a relationship that has not been previously characterised. METHODS Using a prospective observational design, we studied children aged 6-18 years undergoing elective non-cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Many of the common equations for weight estimation in children were either introduced before the widespread prevalence of childhood obesity or have not been assessed in overweight/obese children. Therefore, we assessed the accuracy of 3 common age-based weight estimation formulae (Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Luscombe, and Theron) for(More)
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