Articles by Author: Reitze Rodseth

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  1. The development of a scoring tool for the measurement of performance in managing hypotension and intra-operative cardiac arrest during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section

    The development of a scoring tool for the measurement of performance in managing hypotension and intra-operative cardiac arrest during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: At level one hospitals in South Africa a high annual number of maternal deaths occur due to the unrecognised/untreated complications of spinal anaesthesia. The authors developed a clinical scenario and scoring system to measure intern performance in managing hypotension...
  2. Preoperative B-type natriuretic peptides in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a cumulative meta-analysis

    Preoperative B-type natriuretic peptides in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a cumulative meta-analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: A plethora of studies have shown elevated preoperative natriuretic peptide measurements to predict postoperative mortality and adverse cardiac events.Objectives: The current study aimed to demonstrate this overwhelming association and to show that further studies of this nature are unwarranted.Methods:...
  3. Heart rate variability predicts 30-day all-cause mortality in intensive care units

    Heart rate variability predicts 30-day all-cause mortality in intensive care units

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Autonomic nervous function, as quantified by heart rate variability (HRV), has shown promise in predicting clinically important outcomes in the critical care setting; however, there is debate concerning its utility. HRV analysis was assessed as a practical tool for...
  4. Induction behaviour and race and its association with postoperative agitation in paediatric elective surgery

    Induction behaviour and race and its association with postoperative agitation in paediatric elective surgery

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: It has been suggested that preoperative agitation in children may be a risk factor for postoperative delirium and postoperative vomiting. Previous studies have suggested that adult African patients have a lower incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting, but no...
  5. Preoperative predictors of thrombocytopenia in Caesarean delivery: is routine platelet count testing necessary?

    Preoperative predictors of thrombocytopenia in Caesarean delivery: is routine platelet count testing necessary?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Peri-partum thrombocytopenia significantly impacts anaesthetic technique and increases the risk of perioperative bleeding. However, as less than 5% of normal pregnancies have significant thrombocytopenia, routine platelet testing incurs great cost for a relatively low yield. Determining whether clinical predictors,...
  6. Outcomes 30 days after ICU admission: the 30DOS study

    Outcomes 30 days after ICU admission: the 30DOS study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: The spectrum of illness and long-term outcome of critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in South Africa remains largely unknown.
  7. Perioperative ARDS and lung injury: for anaesthesia and beyond

    Perioperative ARDS and lung injury: for anaesthesia and beyond

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Postoperative pulmonary complications are common and may be associated with significant cost. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening respiratory disease process characterised by hypoxaemia and reduced lung compliance, is one of the more serious pulmonary complications. The development of...