(The TQCC of Anaesthesia is 7. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study345
Resilience strategies to manage psychological distress among healthcare workers during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a narrative review338
Outcomes from intensive care in patients with COVID‐19: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies290
Risks to healthcare workers following tracheal intubation of patients with COVID‐19: a prospective international multicentre cohort study204
The aerosol box for intubation in coronavirus disease 2019 patients: an in‐situ simulation crossover study166
Recommendations for standards of monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery 2021158
A quantitative evaluation of aerosol generation during tracheal intubation and extubation148
PROSPECT guideline for elective caesarean section: updated systematic review and procedure‐specific postoperative pain management recommendations135
Guideline for the management of hip fractures 2020127
PROSPECT guideline for total hip arthroplasty: a systematic review and procedure‐specific postoperative pain management recommendations123
The use of intravenous lidocaine for postoperative pain and recovery: international consensus statement on efficacy and safety115
Mortality in patients admitted to intensive care with COVID‐19: an updated systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies112
Measurement of airborne particle exposure during simulated tracheal intubation using various proposed aerosol containment devices during the COVID‐19 pandemic108
An international multidisciplinary consensus statement on the prevention of opioid‐related harm in adult surgical patients107
Consensus statement on measures to promote equitable authorship in the publication of research from international partnerships103
PROSPECT guidelines for video‐assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a systematic review and procedure‐specific postoperative pain management recommendations96
Preventing unrecognised oesophageal intubation: a consensus guideline from the Project for Universal Management of Airways and international airway societies*95
SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery94
The effect of respiratory activity, non‐invasive respiratory support and facemasks on aerosol generation and its relevance to COVID‐1993
Impact of the pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block on postoperative analgesia and functional recovery following total hip arthroplasty: a randomised, observer‐masked, controlled trial91
The role of regional anaesthesia and multimodal analgesia in the prevention of chronic postoperative pain: a narrative review80
Efficacy of erector spinae plane block for analgesia in breast surgery: a systematic review and meta‐analysis79
False individual patient data and zombie randomised controlled trials submitted to Anaesthesia78
SARS‐CoV‐2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study76
The role of fit testing N95/FFP2/FFP3 masks: a narrative review73
Principles of environmentally‐sustainable anaesthesia: a global consensus statement from the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists70
Factors associated with mortality in patients with COVID‐19 admitted to intensive care: a systematic review and meta‐analysis65
Pneumomediastinum following intubation in COVID‐19 patients: a case series64
Ultrasound‐guided fascial plane blocks of the chest wall: a state‐of‐the‐art review62
Updates in our understanding of local anaesthetic systemic toxicity: a narrative review62
PROSPECT guideline for tonsillectomy: systematic review and procedure‐specific postoperative pain management recommendations61
The effect of trimodal prehabilitation on the physical and psychological health of patients undergoing colorectal surgery: a randomised clinical trial60
Evidence‐based strategies to reduce the incidence of postoperative delirium: a narrative review60
Quadratus lumborum block vs. transversus abdominis plane block for caesarean delivery: a systematic review and network meta‐analysis*57
Impact of vaccination by priority group on UK deaths, hospital admissions and intensive care admissions from COVID‐1956
Multidisciplinary guidance for safe tracheostomy care during the COVID‐19 pandemic: the NHS National Patient Safety Improvement Programme (NatPatSIP)55
Virtual reality for acute and chronic pain management in adult patients: a narrative review55
Action guidance for addressing pollution from inhalational anaesthetics52
The effect of iron deficiency and anaemia on women’s health52
The effect of COVID‐19 on general anaesthesia rates for caesarean section. A cross‐sectional analysis of six hospitals in the north‐west of England51
Local anaesthetic adjuncts for peripheral regional anaesthesia: a narrative review49
Malignant hyperthermia 202048
Aerosolisation during tracheal intubation and extubation in an operating theatre setting46
The association of lung ultrasound images with COVID‐19 infection in an emergency room cohort45
Timing of elective surgery and risk assessment after SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an update45
General anaesthetic and airway management practice for obstetric surgery in England: a prospective, multicentre observational study*43
A prospective observational study of the rapid detection of clinically‐relevant plasma direct oral anticoagulant levels following acute traumatic injury43
Patient characteristics, anaesthetic workload and techniques in the UK: an analysis from the 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) activity survey43
A European consensus statement on the use of four‐factor prothrombin complex concentrate for cardiac and non‐cardiac surgical patients42
Drugs for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults after general anaesthesia: an abridged Cochrane network meta‐analysis40
Effects of pre‐operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study40
Artificial intelligence for image interpretation in ultrasound‐guided regional anaesthesia40
Prevention and management of intra‐operative pain during caesarean section under neuraxial anaesthesia: a technical and interpersonal approach37
Implementing human factors in anaesthesia: guidance for clinicians, departments and hospitals36
Conventional landmark palpation vs. preprocedural ultrasound for neuraxial analgesia and anaesthesia in obstetrics – a systematic review and meta‐analysis with trial sequential analyses36
Understanding the COVID‐19 coagulopathy spectrum36
Management of traumatic brain injury: a narrative review of current evidence34
Risk to health from COVID‐19 for anaesthetists and intensivists – a narrative review32
The COVID‐19 pandemic and its consequences for chronic pain: a narrative review31
Pre‐oxygenation using high‐flow nasal oxygen vs. tight facemask during rapid sequence induction31
Guideline on anaesthesia and sedation in breastfeeding women 202031
A randomised trial of bilateral erector spinae plane block vs. no block for thoracolumbar decompressive spinal surgery31
The misogyny of iron deficiency31
Hundreds of thousands of zombie randomised trials circulate among us31
The impact of COVID‐19 on anaesthesia and critical care services in the UK: a serial service evaluation*31
Pandemics and maternal health: the indirect effects of COVID‐1931
Videolaryngoscopy vs. direct Macintosh laryngoscopy in tracheal intubation in adults: a ranking systematic review and network meta‐analysis31
The use of artificial intelligence and robotics in regional anaesthesia30
Persistent headache and low back pain after accidental dural puncture in the obstetric population: a prospective, observational, multicentre cohort study30
The effect of peri‐operative dexmedetomidine on the incidence of postoperative delirium in cardiac and non‐cardiac surgical patients: a randomised, double‐blind placebo‐controlled trial30
Project for Universal Management of Airways – part 1: concept and methods29
Fundamentals and innovations in regional anaesthesia for infants and children29
Inadequate neuraxial anaesthesia in patients undergoing elective caesarean section: a systematic review29
Human factors issues of working in personal protective equipment during the COVID‐19 pandemic29
Acute peri‐operative neurocognitive disorders: a narrative review28
Regional analgesia for lower leg trauma and the risk of acute compartment syndrome28
Perineural and intravenous dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine: network meta‐analysis of adjunctive effects on supraclavicular brachial plexus block28
Programmed intermittent epidural bolus vs. patient‐controlled epidural analgesia for maintenance of labour analgesia: a two‐centre, double‐blind, randomised study†27
Measurement of airway pressure during high‐flow nasal therapy in apnoeic oxygenation: a randomised controlled crossover trial*27
Methods of the 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) of the Royal College of Anaesthetists: peri‐operative cardiac arrest26
The effect of patient ethnicity on the accuracy of peripheral pulse oximetry in patients with COVID‐19 pneumonitis: a single‐centre, retrospective analysis26
Incidence of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia in obstetrics: a multicentre, prospective cohort study24
Unlicensed intravenous lidocaine for postoperative pain: always a safer ‘licence to stop’ than to start24
Contemporary training methods in regional anaesthesia: fundamentals and innovations24
Heart disease in women: a narrative review24
Peri‐operative COVID‐19 infection in urgent elective surgery during a pandemic surge period: a retrospective observational cohort study24
Gestational anaemia and severe acute maternal morbidity: a population‐based study*23
Steroids to reduce the impact on delirium (STRIDE): a double‐blind, randomised, placebo‐controlled feasibility trial of pre‐operative dexamethasone in people with hip fracture23
Major complications of airway management: a prospective multicentre observational study23
Human factors in anaesthesia: a narrative review23
Occupational COVID‐19 risk for anaesthesia and intensive care staff – low‐risk specialties in a high‐risk setting23
Oxytocin: at birth and beyond. A systematic review of the long‐term effects of peripartum oxytocin23
Treatment threshold for intra‐operative hypotension in clinical practice—a prospective cohort study in older patients in the UK22
A quantitative evaluation of aerosol generation during supraglottic airway insertion and removal22
Screening and treating pre‐operative anaemia and suboptimal iron stores in elective colorectal surgery: a cost effectiveness analysis22
Why does oesophageal intubation still go unrecognised? Lessons for prevention from the coroner’s court21
A survey on burnout and depression risk among anaesthetists during COVID‐19: the tip of an iceberg?21
Prevalence and experience of fatigue in survivors of critical illness: a mixed‐methods systematic review21
Empirically generated reference proportions for baseline p values from rounded summary statistics21
Regional anaesthesia for labour, operative vaginal delivery and caesarean delivery: a narrative review20
Postoperative systemic inflammatory dysregulation and corticosteroids: a narrative review20
Oxytocin at elective caesarean delivery: a dose‐finding study in women with obesity20
Breast surgery analgesia: another perspective for PROSPECT guidelines20
Renal impairment and its impact on clinical outcomes in patients who are critically ill with COVID‐19: a multicentre observational study20
Management of haematoma after thyroid surgery: systematic review and multidisciplinary consensus guidelines from the Difficult Airway Society, the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons20
Hospital re‐admission after critical care survival: a systematic review and meta‐analysis20
Implementing nitrous oxide cracking technology in the labour ward to reduce occupational exposure and environmental emissions: a quality improvement study*20
Quality of recovery scores in deep serratus anterior plane block vs. sham block in ambulatory breast cancer surgery: a randomised controlled trial19
Comparing the environmental impact of inhalational anaesthesia and propofol‐based intravenous anaesthesia19
A multicentre randomised controlled trial of the McGrath™ Mac videolaryngoscope versus conventional laryngoscopy19
Current status and solutions for gender equity in anaesthesia research19
The impact of protocol‐based high‐intensity pharmacological thromboprophylaxis on thrombotic events in critically ill COVID‐19 patients19
Aerosol clearance times to better communicate safety after aerosol‐generating procedures19
Oxygen: under or over a surgical facemask for COVID‐19 patients?19
A cross‐sectional study of immune seroconversion to SARS‐CoV‐2 in frontline maternity health professionals19
Litigation related to anaesthesia: analysis of claims against the NHS in England 2008–2018 and comparison against previous claim patterns18
Intrathecal catheter use after accidental dural puncture in obstetric patients: literature review and clinical management recommendations18
Estimate of the total carbon footprint and component carbon sources of different modes of labour analgesia18
The role of peripheral nerve stimulation in the era of ultrasound‐guided regional anaesthesia18
Volatile anaesthesia and peri‐operative outcomes related to cancer: a feasibility and pilot study for a large randomised control trial18
An observational study of distractions in the operating theatre18
Airway management guidance for the endemic phase of COVID‐1918
Management of the airway and lung isolation for thoracic surgery during the COVID‐19 pandemic18
Implications of nocebo in anaesthesia care18
Airway events in obese vs. non‐obese elective surgical patients: a cross‐sectional observational study17
Procedural sedation: providing the missing definition17
The effect of dexmedetomidine on postoperative behaviour change in children: a randomised controlled trial17
Effect of ventilation mode on postoperative pulmonary complications following lung resection surgery: a randomised controlled trial17
A model to predict difficult airway alerts after videolaryngoscopy in adults with anticipated difficult airways – the VIDIAC score17
Cardiovascular subphenotypes in patients with COVID‐19 pneumonitis whose lungs are mechanically ventilated: a single‐centre retrospective observational study17
Personal protective equipment during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a reply17
The association between post‐dural puncture headache and needle type during spinal anaesthesia: a systematic review and network meta‐analysis17
Efficacy and safety of intrathecal morphine for analgesia after lower joint arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta‐analysis with meta‐regression and trial sequential analysis17
Prothrombin complex concentrate vs. fresh frozen plasma in adult patients undergoing heart surgery – a pilot randomised controlled trial (PROPHESY trial)17
Anaemia in cardiac surgery – a retrospective review of a centre's experience with a pre‐operative intravenous iron clinic16
Effect of simulation‐based team training in airway management: a systematic review16
A national cohort study to investigate the association between ethnicity and the provision of care in obstetric anaesthesia in England between 2011 and 202116
Effect of intra‐operative intravenous lidocaine on opioid consumption after bariatric surgery: a prospective, randomised, blinded, placebo‐controlled study16
Validation of the factors influencing family consent for organ donation in the UK16
The role of regional anaesthesia in the emerging subspecialty of onco‐anaesthesia: a state‐of‐the‐art review16
An update on the management of chronic pelvic pain in women16
Pharmacological and clinical implications of local anaesthetic mixtures: a narrative review16
Clinical tests for confirming tracheal intubation or excluding oesophageal intubation: a diagnostic test accuracy systematic review and meta‐analysis16
Effect of high‐flow vs. low‐flow nasal plus mouthguard oxygen therapy on hypoxaemia during sedation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial15
A systematic review and trial sequential analysis of intravenous vs. oral peri‐operative paracetamol15
Observational study of pre‐operative intravenous iron given to anaemic patients before elective cardiac surgery15
Opioid prescription at postoperative discharge: a retrospective observational cohort study15
A double‐blind randomised feasibility trial of angiotensin‐2 in cardiac surgery*15
Guideline on the peri‐operative management of patients with sickle cell disease15
Analysis of a national difficult airway database15
Pre‐operative optimisation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a narrative review15
Peri‐operative cardiac arrest: epidemiology and clinical features of patients analysed in the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists15
Ergonomics in the anaesthetic workplace15
Thinking outside the (acrylic) box: a framework for the local use of custom‐made medical devices15
Discrepancy between SpO2 and SaO2 in patients with COVID‐1915
Anaemia among intensive care unit survivors and association with days alive and at home: an observational study15
Supraclavicular versus infraclavicular approach for ultrasound‐guided right subclavian venous catheterisation: a randomised controlled non‐inferiority trial15
Defining success in regional anaesthesia15
Advancing towards the next frontier in regional anaesthesia14
Exploring the limits of prolonged apnoea with high‐flow nasal oxygen: an observational study14
Novel wearable and contactless heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation monitoring devices: a systematic review and meta‐analysis14
Effect of discharge opioid on persistent postoperative opioid use: a retrospective cohort study comparing tapentadol with oxycodone14
Peri‐operative cardiac arrest: management and outcomes of patients analysed in the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists14
Pre‐oxygenation with facemask oxygen vs high‐flow nasal oxygen vs high‐flow nasal oxygen plus mouthpiece: a randomised controlled trial14
Quantitative evaluation of aerosol generation during manual facemask ventilation14
Managing the R0 of COVID‐19: mathematics fights back14
Demand–capacity modelling and COVID‐19 disease: identifying themes for future NHS planning14
Performance and usability of pre‐operative prediction models for 30‐day peri‐operative mortality risk: a systematic review14
Early cryoprecipitate transfusion versus standard care in severe postpartum haemorrhage: a pilot cluster‐randomised trial14
A systematic review of pain outcomes reported by randomised trials of hip and knee arthroplasty14
Addressing priorities for surgical research in Africa: implementation of a multicentre cloud‐based peri‐operative registry in Ethiopia14
Neurodevelopmental outcomes after prenatal exposure to anaesthesia for maternal surgery: a propensity‐score weighted bidirectional cohort study14
Effect of the use of earplugs and eye masks on the quality of sleep after major abdominal surgery: a randomised controlled trial14
Mental disorder in pregnancy and the early postpartum14
A comparison of gastric gas volumes measured by computed tomography after high‐flow nasal oxygen therapy or conventional facemask ventilation*14
Decision‐making around admission to intensive care in the UK pre‐COVID‐19: a multicentre ethnographic study14
An analysis of the academic capacity of anaesthesia in the UK by publication trends and academic units14
The effect of advanced recovery room care on postoperative outcomes in moderate‐risk surgical patients: a multicentre feasibility study13
Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study13
Airway management in patients with suspected or confirmed traumatic spinal cord injury: a narrative review of current evidence13
Efficacy of regional blocks or local anaesthetic infiltration for analgesia after caesarean delivery: a network meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials13
Erector spinae plane block vs. peri‐articular injection for pain control after arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a randomised controlled trial13
Apnoeic oxygenation in paediatric anaesthesia: a narrative review13
Patient outcomes following transfer between intensive care units during the COVID‐19 pandemic13
Decreasing mortality rates in ICU during the COVID‐19 pandemic13
Postoperative outcomes in surgical patients with obstructive sleep apnoea diagnosed by sleep studies: a meta‐analysis and trial sequential analysis13
The Anaesthesia Case Report (ACRE) checklist: a tool to promote high‐quality reporting of cases in peri‐operative practice13
The safety of paediatric surgery between COVID‐19 surges: an observational study13
The incidence of potentially serious complications during non‐obstetric anaesthetic practice in the United Kingdom: an analysis from the 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) activity survey12
A comparison of postoperative respiratory complications associated with the use of desflurane and sevoflurane: a single‐centre cohort study12
Early percutaneous tracheostomy for patients with COVID‐1912
Effectiveness of emergency surgery for five common acute conditions: an instrumental variable analysis of a national routine database12
Organisation of UK hospitals and anaesthetic departments in the treatment of peri‐operative cardiac arrest: an analysis from the 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) local co‐ordina12
The COVID‐19 information pandemic: how have we managed the surge?12
Suicide in anaesthetists: a systematic review12
A pilot multicentre randomised controlled trial of lidocaine infusion in women undergoing breast cancer surgery12
The 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) baseline survey of individual anaesthetists: preparedness for and experiences of peri‐operative cardiac arrest12
The use of cerebral computed tomographic angiography as an ancillary investigation to support a clinical diagnosis of death using neurological criteria: a consensus guideline12
Glycated haemoglobin and the risk of postoperative complications in people without diabetes: a prospective population‐based study in UK Biobank12
Functional decline after major elective non‐cardiac surgery: a multicentre prospective cohort study12
Analgesia for major laparoscopic abdominal surgery: a randomised feasibility trial using intrathecal morphine12
Should we be re‐starting elective surgery?12
Delirium and COVID‐19: a narrative review of emerging evidence11
Pre‐operative autonomic nervous system function – a missing link for post‐induction hypotension?11
The effects of sugammadex vs. neostigmine on postoperative respiratory complications and advanced healthcare utilisation: a multicentre retrospective cohort study11
Right ventricular dysfunction in patients with COVID‐19 pneumonitis whose lungs are mechanically ventilated: a multicentre prospective cohort study11
General anaesthesia in end‐of‐life care: extending the indications for anaesthesia beyond surgery11
Drug mixtures and infusion technology. MasterChef or Hell’s Kitchen?11
What is ‘genuine’ failure of neuraxial anaesthesia?11
The effect of intra‐operative hypotension on acute kidney injury, postoperative mortality and length of stay following emergency hip fracture surgery11
Peri‐operative outcomes of surgery in children with SARS‐CoV‐2 infection11
The effects of COVID‐19 on hip fracture management and mortality in a regional trauma centre11
Education and scientific dissemination during the COVID‐19 pandemic11
Management of status epilepticus: a narrative review11
The female medical workforce11
Clinical applications of point‐of‐care ultrasound in brain injury: a narrative review11
Aerosol precautions and airway complications: a national prospective multicentre cohort study11
Use of a team immediate debrief tool to improve staff well‐being after potentially traumatic events11
A transverse approach for ultrasound‐guided anterior quadratus lumborum block at the lateral supra‐arcuate ligament11
Fire safety and emergency evacuation guidelines for intensive care units and operating theatres: for use in the event of fire, flood, power cut, oxygen supply failure, noxious gas, structural collapse11
Functional recovery after discharge in enhanced recovery video‐assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: a pilot prospective cohort study11
Complications associated with paediatric airway management during the COVID‐19 pandemic: an international, multicentre, observational study11
Maternal and fetal anaesthesia for fetal surgery11
Carbetocin vs. oxytocin at elective caesarean delivery: a double‐blind, randomised, controlled, non‐inferiority trial of low‐ and high‐dose regimens10
Impact of an Australian/New Zealand organisational position statement on extended‐release opioid prescribing among surgical inpatients: a dual centre before‐and‐after study10
Comparison of predicted and real propofol and remifentanil concentrations in plasma and brain tissue during target‐controlled infusion: a prospective observational study10
Quality of recovery following childbirth: a prospective, multicentre cohort study10
Effects of surgery and general anaesthesia on sleep–wake timing: CLOCKS observational study10
Chronic subdural haematoma: the role of peri‐operative medicine in a common form of reversible brain injury10
Intra‐operative methadone effect on quality of recovery compared with morphine following laparoscopic gastroplasty: a randomised controlled trial10
Major haemorrhage: past, present and future10
Unrestricted drinking before surgery: an iterative quality improvement study10
The use of intravenous lidocaine for postoperative pain and recovery10
A randomised controlled trial of 7.5‐mm and 7.0‐mm tracheal tubes vs. 6.5‐mm and 6.0‐mm tracheal tubes for men and women during laparoscopic surgery10
Evaluating the ventilatory effect of transnasal humidified rapid insufflation ventilatory exchange in apnoeic small children with two different oxygen flow rates: a randomised controlled trial*10
COVID‐19: legal implications for critical care10
Management of traumatic brain injury in the non‐neurosurgical intensive care unit: a narrative review of current evidence10
Minimal clinically important difference in days at home up to 30 days after surgery10
The effect of overlapping surgical scheduling on operating theatre productivity: a narrative review10
Making the grade: has Cormack and Lehane grading stood the test of time?9
Timing of elective surgery and risk assessment after SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: 2023 update9
Routinely collected data and patient‐centred research in anaesthesia and peri‐operative care: a narrative review9
A retrospective audit of postoperative days alive and out of hospital, including before and after implementation of the WHO surgical safety checklist9
Abstracts of the Annual Congress 2021 23‐24 September 2021, virtual conference9
Peri‐operative administration of tranexamic acid in lower limb arthroplasty: a multicentre, prospective cohort study9
Five‐year audit of adherence to an anaesthesia pre‐induction checklist9
Obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia in SARS‐CoV‐2‐positive parturients across 10 maternity units in the north‐west of England: a retrospective cohort study9
The science of climate change and the effect of anaesthetic gas emissions9
Exovent: a study of a new negative‐pressure ventilatory support device in healthy adults9
Safety of aerosol‐generating procedures in COVID‐19 negative patients: binomial probability modelling of intubateCOVID registry data9