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Anesthesia & Analgesia

In 2015 the IARS and the WFSA agreed a groundbreaking partnership to establish a Global Health Section in A&A. This shared vision is described below in the article by Dr. Isabeau Walker and Dr. Steven Shafer. The current editor of the Global Health Section is Dr. Angela Enright, former President of the WFSA and member of the WFSA's Publications Committee.

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, and Anesthesia & Analgesia: A Shared Global Vision, written by Dr Isabeau A. Walker and Dr Steven L. Shafer is available for free here

Anesthesia and Analgesia (A&A) exists for the benefit of current and future patients under the care of health care professionals engaged in the disciplines broadly related to anesthesiology: perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The Journal furthers the care of these patients by reporting the fundamental advances in the sciences of these clinical disciplines and by documenting the clinical, administrative, and educational advances that guide therapy. Each monthly issue features peer-reviewed articles reporting on the latest advances in drugs, perioperative care, preoperative preparation, patient monitoring, pain management, patient safety and many other timely topics.

GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE LATEST ISSUES (click here to view the latest issue):

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February 2017: "Anesthesia for Ambulatory Pediatric Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Pilot Study in Burkina Faso" (FREE)

January 2017: "Challenges of Anesthesia in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Access to Safe Obstetric Anesthesia in East Africa" (FREE)

December 2016: "Challenges of Anaesthesia in Low and Middle Income Countries" (FREE)

October 2016: "A Primer on Population Health Management and Its Perioperative Application" (FREE)

September 2016: "A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Global Burden of Chronic Pain Without Clear Etiology in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Trends in Heterogeneous Data and a Proposal for New Assessment Methods"

August 2016: "Low-Cost Simulation to Teach Anesthetists’ Non-Technical Skills in Rwanda" and "Factors Influencing the Choice of Anesthesia as a Career by Undergraduates of the University of Rwanda"


The March 2016 edition of Anesthesia & Analgesia features four articles on ketamine. 'The Role of Ketamine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: What Would Happen if Ketamine Becomes a Scheduled Drug?' was co-written by Dr Bisola Onajin-Obembe, Chair of the WFSA's African Regional Section, and is part of the WFSA's ongoing campaign to ensure ketamine is not internationally restricted. Read the articles below:

'The Role of Ketamine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: What Would Happen if Ketamine Becomes a Scheduled Drug?'

Ketamine Versus Special K: A Double-Edged Sword

image 1In the October 2015 edition of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the WFSA's 60th Anniversary celebration featured prominently. The article “You Live Life Going Forwards and Understand It Looking Backwards!” The Sixtieth Anniversary of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists: 60 Years of Cooperation Between the International Anesthesia Research Society and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists was written by WFSA President, Dr David Wilkinson and Dr Hugo Van Aken, who was the founding Global Health Section Editor and a member of the WFSA's Council. The article is available for free here.


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