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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.

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

April 2020: Anesthesia Capacity in Rural Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania: The Anesthesiologist’s Perspective

March 2020: Addressing the Challenge of Pain Education in Low-Resource Countries - Essential Pain Management in Papua New Guinea 

December 2019 (Special Edition - Need Her Science Campaign): https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/pages/collectiondetails.aspx?TopicalCollectionId=191

December 2019: A Mixed-Method Design Evaluation of the SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia Course at 4 and 12–18 Months After Training in the Republic of Congo and Madagascar

November 2019: Safe Anesthesia Care in Western Kenya: A Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of Nurse Anesthetists at Multiple Levels of Government Hospitals

October 2019: Overcoming Language Barriers Using an Information Video on Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery: Implementation and Impact on Maternal Anxiety

September 2019: Anesthesia Provider Training and Practice Models: A Survey of Africa

August 2019: Retrospective Comparison of 2 Management Strategies for Perioperative Malaria Episodes in Pediatric Patients in a Limited-Resource Setting

July 2019: Effect of Intravenous Lidocaine, Dexamethasone, and Their Combination on Postoperative Sore Throat. A Randomized Controlled Trial

July 2019 (General Article): Improving Access to Safe Anesthetic Care in Rural and Remote Communities in Affluent Countries

June 2019: Intraoperative Mortality in Malawi

May 2019: Development and Pilot Testing of a Context-Relevant Safe Anesthesia Checklist for Cesarean Delivery in East Africa

April 2019: Evaluation of Job Stress and Burnout Among Anesthesiologists Working in Academic Institutions in 2 Major Cities in Pakistan

February 2019: A Global Anesthesia Training Framework

December 2018: World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist: Compliance and Associated Surgical Outcomes in Uganda’s Referral Hospitals 

August 2018: A Prospective Observational Study of Anesthesia-Related Adverse Events and Postoperative Complications Occurring During a Surgical Mission in Madagascar

July 2018: Newborn Resuscitation Skills in Health Care Providers at a Zambian Tertiary Center, and Comparison to World Health Organization Standards

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May 2018: Predicting Severity of Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery: A Narrative Review

April 2018: Safe Surgery Globally by 2030: The View From Anesthesia

March 2018: Chinese Anesthesiologists Have High Burnout and Low Job Satisfaction: A Cross-Sectional Survey

February 2018Treatment Patterns and Clinical Outcomes in Neonates Diagnosed With Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Low-Income Country: A Report From Bangladesh

Prospective Observational Study of Intraoperative Anesthetic Events in District Hospitals in Namibia

December 2017: "Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Provincial, District, and Mission Hospitals in Zimbabwe"

November 2017: "Chronic Pain and Associated Factors in India and Nepal: A Pilot Study of the Vanderbilt Global Pain Survey"

October 2017:"Tablet e-Logbooks: Four Thousand Clinical Cases and Complications e-Logged by 14 Nondoctor Anesthesia Providers in Nepal"

**The September 2017 edition of A&A focused on human resources and the anaesthesia workforce with the following key articles:**
"The WFSA Global Anesthesia Workforce Survey"
"Human Resources in Anesthesia: The Road to 2030"
"The Need for a Global Perspective on Task-Sharing in Anesthesia"

August 2017: "An Analysis of Substandard Propofol Detected in Use in Zambian Anesthesia"

July 2017: "Development of Education and Research in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia: A Descriptive Observational Study"


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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