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Interventions in the preoperative clinic for long term smoking cessation: a quantitative systematic review.
Zaki A, Abrishami A, Wong J, Chung FF. Zaki A, et al. Among authors: abrishami a. Can J Anaesth. 2008 Jan;55(1):11-21. doi: 10.1007/BF03017592. Can J Anaesth. 2008. PMID: 18166743 Review.
Overall, the interventions were associated with a significantly higher cessation rate vs control at the three to six month follow-up period (pooled odds ratio: 1.58, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.02-2.45, P value = 0.01, I(2) = 0%). ...CONCLUSION: This systematic review s …
Overall, the interventions were associated with a significantly higher cessation rate vs control at the three to six month follow-up …
Topical application of tranexamic acid reduces postoperative blood loss in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled trial.
Wong J, Abrishami A, El Beheiry H, Mahomed NN, Roderick Davey J, Gandhi R, Syed KA, Muhammad Ovais Hasan S, De Silva Y, Chung F. Wong J, et al. Among authors: abrishami a. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Nov 3;92(15):2503-13. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.01518. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010. PMID: 21048170 Clinical Trial.
METHODS: In a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 124 patients were randomized to receive 1.5 or 3.0 g of tranexamic acid in 100 mL of normal saline solution or an equivalent volume of placebo (normal saline solution) applied into the joint for five minute …
METHODS: In a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 124 patients were randomized to receive 1.5 or 3.0 g of tranexamic …
Brief review: Airway rescue with insertion of laryngeal mask airway devices with patients in the prone position.
Abrishami A, Zilberman P, Chung F. Abrishami A, et al. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Nov;57(11):1014-20. doi: 10.1007/s12630-010-9378-1. Epub 2010 Sep 2. Can J Anaesth. 2010. PMID: 20811970 Review.
This review evaluates the efficacy of insertion of a laryngeal mask airway device (LMAD) with the patient in the prone position as a rescue method in airway management for unintentional tracheal extubation. ...We found 12 such articles (n = 526 patients) consisting …
This review evaluates the efficacy of insertion of a laryngeal mask airway device (LMAD) with the patient in the prone position as …
Sugammadex, a selective reversal medication for preventing postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade.
Abrishami A, Ho J, Wong J, Yin L, Chung F. Abrishami A, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Oct 7;(4):CD007362. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007362.pub2. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009. PMID: 19821409 Review.
This review has found no evidence of a difference in the instance of unwanted effects between sugammadex, placebo or neostigmine. ...
This review has found no evidence of a difference in the instance of unwanted effects between sugammadex, placebo or neostigmine. ...
A systematic review of screening questionnaires for obstructive sleep apnea.
Abrishami A, Khajehdehi A, Chung F. Abrishami A, et al. Can J Anaesth. 2010 May;57(5):423-38. doi: 10.1007/s12630-010-9280-x. Epub 2010 Feb 9. Can J Anaesth. 2010. PMID: 20143278 Review.
SOURCE: We carried out a literature search through MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL to identify eligible studies. The methodological validity of each study was assessed using the Cochrane Methods Group's guideline. ...
SOURCE: We carried out a literature search through MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL to identify eligible studies. The methodological valid …
A perioperative smoking cessation intervention with varenicline: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Wong J, Abrishami A, Yang Y, Zaki A, Friedman Z, Selby P, Chapman KR, Chung F. Wong J, et al. Among authors: abrishami a. Anesthesiology. 2012 Oct;117(4):755-64. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182698b42. Anesthesiology. 2012. PMID: 22890119 Clinical Trial.
Our objective was to determine the efficacy and safety of a perioperative smoking cessation intervention with varenicline to reduce smoking in elective surgical patients. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 286 patients we …
Our objective was to determine the efficacy and safety of a perioperative smoking cessation intervention with varenicline to reduce s …
Short-term preoperative smoking cessation and postoperative complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Wong J, Lam DP, Abrishami A, Chan MT, Chung F. Wong J, et al. Among authors: abrishami a. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Mar;59(3):268-79. doi: 10.1007/s12630-011-9652-x. Epub 2011 Dec 21. Can J Anaesth. 2012. PMID: 22187226 Review.
Using a random effects model, meta-analyses were conducted to compare the relative risks of complications in ex-smokers with varying intervals of smoking cessation vs the risks in current smokers. ...
Using a random effects model, meta-analyses were conducted to compare the relative risks of complications in ex-smokers with varying …
Preoperative pain sensitivity and its correlation with postoperative pain and analgesic consumption: a qualitative systematic review.
Abrishami A, Chan J, Chung F, Wong J. Abrishami A, et al. Anesthesiology. 2011 Feb;114(2):445-57. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181f85ed2. Anesthesiology. 2011. PMID: 21245740 Review.
After a literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and meeting abstracts, we identified 15 studies (n = 948 patients) with univariate and/or multivariate analysis on the topic. ...
After a literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and meeting abstracts, we identified 15 studies (n = 948 patients) with univariate and/ …
Efficacy and safety of melatonin as an anxiolytic and analgesic in the perioperative period: a qualitative systematic review of randomized trials.
Yousaf F, Seet E, Venkatraghavan L, Abrishami A, Chung F. Yousaf F, et al. Among authors: abrishami a. Anesthesiology. 2010 Oct;113(4):968-76. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181e7d626. Anesthesiology. 2010. PMID: 20823763 Review.
A qualitative systematic review of the literature concerning the perioperative use of melatonin as an anxiolytic or analgesic in adult patients was carried out using the recommended guidelines provided by the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. ...
A qualitative systematic review of the literature concerning the perioperative use of melatonin as an anxiolytic or analgesic in adul
Predictors of postoperative pain and analgesic consumption: a qualitative systematic review.
Ip HY, Abrishami A, Peng PW, Wong J, Chung F. Ip HY, et al. Among authors: abrishami a. Anesthesiology. 2009 Sep;111(3):657-77. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181aae87a. Anesthesiology. 2009. PMID: 19672167 Review.
Pain is a subjective and multidimensional experience that is often inadequately managed in clinical practice. Effective control of postoperative pain is important after anesthesia and surgery. A systematic review was conducted to identify the independent predictive …
Pain is a subjective and multidimensional experience that is often inadequately managed in clinical practice. Effective control of po …
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