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The BELGIAN ANESTHESIA TRAINEES (BAT) is an independent organisation that represents the interests of the Belgian anesthesia trainees in different institutions on different levels. All BAT members act voluntarily and without financial compensation to improve the position of Belgian anesthesia trainees by elaborating the BAT vision points and adhering to the BAT aims.

Preoperative sedentary behavior is neither a risk factor for perioperative neurocognitive disorders nor associated with an increase in peripheral inflammation, a prospective observational cohort study

Background Surgical interventions result in a postoperative rise in circulating inflammatory cytokines and high molecular group box protein 1 (HMGB1). Herein, the impact of a sedentary lifestyle and other age-related factors on the development of perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND) following non-cardiac surgical procedures was assessed in an older (55–75 years-old) surgical population.

Peripheral nerve blockade and novel analgesic modalities for ambulatory anesthesia

Purpose of review: Despite peripheral nerve blockade offering analgesic benefits and improving patient satisfaction, it has not been well adopted in ambulatory anesthesia. In this review, we aim to summarize the evidence underlying peripheral nerve blockade, local anesthetic adjuncts, continuous peripheral nerve blockade and novel analgesic modalities, with the objective to provide recommendations on postoperative analgesia optimization after peripheral nerve blockade in an ambulatory setting.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the prone position in the operating room or in the intensive care unit: a systematic review

The prone position is commonly used in certain surgical procedures and to improve oxygenation in mechanically ventilated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Cardiorespiratory Arrest (CRA) in this position may be more challenging to treat because care providers trained in conventional CPR may not be familiar with CPR in the prone position.

Double standard: why electrocardiogram is standard care while electroencephalogram is not?

Purpose of review Major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) significantly affect the surgical outcomes. Electrocardiogram (ECG) has been a standard intraoperative monitor for 30 years. Electroencephalogram (EEG) can provide valuable information about the anesthetized state and guide anesthesia management during surgery. Whether EEG should be a standard intraoperative monitor is discussed in this review.

Cognitive decline after carotid endarterectomy: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: Postoperative cognitive decline (pCD) occurs frequently (6 to 30%) after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), although there are no exact estimates and risk factors are still unclear.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine pCD incidence and risk factors in CEA patients.

Design: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of both randomised and nonrandomised trials following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines.

Combined membership for residents in anesthesia

As of October 2021, residents in anesthesia will be able to register for a combined membership with BSAR/VBS, SARB and BAT (BARA did not confirm yet). Of course, they can also become a member of only 1 society if they wish.

Fees: - Fee/Year 60%: SARB - Fee/Year 40%: BSAR/VBS - Fee/Year 0%: BAT

5 Years € 220,00 4 Years € 210,00 3 Years € 180,00 2 Years € 140,00 1 Year € 80,00

Membership includes: • ESA Associate Membership • Online access to the Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica • Free access to BSAR Congress • Free access to SARB Graduation Day • Reduced registration fee to SARB Congress • Reduced registration to SARB endorsed meetings • Possibility to apply for SARB Research Grants • Free legal advice via BSAR (• Free BARA/ESRA Membership) (• Free access for 1y to ESRA academy and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine) • Free BAT Membership (Free lessons edaic, free pdf anesthesia books, podcasts, pubmed monday...), representations for the residents in the different societies

Awake while others sleep! The BAT board

Organ donation: from diagnosis to transplant

Purpose of review Organ transplantation has largely expanded over the last decades and despite several improvements have been made in the complex process occurring between the identification of organ donors and organ transplant, there is still a chronic inability to meet the needs of patients. Consequently, the optimization of the transplant process through its different steps is crucial, and the role of the intensivists is fundamental as it requires clinical, managerial and communication skills to avoid the loss of potential donors.

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