In this first issue of the Greek e-journal of Perioperative Medicine for 2018 we are very honored to present -throughout our Editorial- an invitation from the organizing and scientific committee of the ANAESTHESIA 2018 for ANAESTHESIA 2018 – 15th Congress of Anesthesiology and Ιntensive Medicine which is to be held in Thessaloniki, on the 20th to the 23rd of September, 2018.
The present issue, also, covers a wide area of interests. The review article of Schizodimos et al summarizes the classification, epidemiology and management of Bloodstream infections (BSIs). They refer to the therapeutic strategy of Bloodstream infections that should be based on international guidelines in combination with local microbiology and local antibiotic resistance data.
Next, Grosomanidis V et al present an experimental study in order to record the effect of increased intra-abdominal pressure on the cardiovascular system of pigs, with or without additional sepsis. Their results showed that the increase in intra-abdominal pressure was well tolerated by the laboratory animals without septic condition, while in septic animals the increase in intra-abdominal pressure had an unfavorable effect on the cardiovascular system.
The following study of Mouloudi E et al. presents data that showed that relative eosinophilia may be considered as a useful and early bioassay for adrenocortical function assessment in critically ill patients with septic shock and assumed adrenocortical depression.
The next article of Apostolidis K et al describes a case-report of a late presentation of Infantile Hypertophic Pyloric Stenosis in a 5 year old boy, and its management.
Our final article of Voulioti E et al present a case management of a patient -who was an ARDS survivor- suffering from Myasthenia Gravis and was scheduled for thymectomy.
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