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Clare Quarterman, Nick Fletcher, and Vishal Sharma

adverse events (2) . In recognition of this, in 2008 the World Health Organisation (WHO) published guidelines outlining a series of recommendations developed to improve the safety of patients undergoing surgical procedures worldwide (3) . The WHO Safer

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Theodoros Ntoskas, Farhanda Ahmad, and Paul Woodmansey

echocardiography (PLDSE) service, including physiologist drug administration, was established in our tertiary cardiac centre by August 2015. We sought to assess the effectiveness and the safety of PLDSE service in real-life practice and compare these measures with

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Thomas R Porter

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been utilized extensively in the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) and prediction of patient outcome ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ). Its safety has also been thoroughly investigated in the contemporary

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Vishal Sharma, Susan Alderton, Helen McNamara, Richard Steeds, Will Bradlow, Adrian Chenzbraun, David Oxborough, Thomas Mathew, Richard Jones, Richard Wheeler, Julie Sandoval, Guy Lloyd, Kevin O'Gallagher, Daniel Knight, Liam Ring, Katherine Collins, Niall O'Keeffe, Nick Fletcher, Allan Harkness, and Bushra Rana

Organisation (WHO) developed the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2008 (4) . Following the introduction of the WHO surgical safety checklist, a large global multi-centre study demonstrated a 40% reduction in complications and death following surgery (5) . The use

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Andrew W Appis, Melissa J Tracy, and Steven B Feinstein

( 22 ). Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of these agents in improving the diagnostic utility of both stress and rest transthoracic echocardiography ( 23 , 24 , 25 , 26 ). Others have even shown that the administration of UCAs

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Neil David Hauser and Justiaan Swanevelder

, 13 , 14 ). The majority of safety recommendations and warnings surrounding the use of TOE are derived from observational studies and case reports with a limited number of randomized control trials. We present two case reports and a discussion on

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Keith Pearce and John Chambers

introduced by the British Society of Echocardiography is expected to improve the safety and interpretation of stress echocardiography for physiologist/scientists and cardiologists alike. This is not to ignore the difficulties of setting up a physiologist

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Jamal N Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Tamseel Fatima, Leah Michael, Andreea Mihai, Zeeshan Mustafa, Kully Sandhu, Robert Butler, Simon Duckett, and Grant Heatlie

no published data on PLSEs. We sought to assess the feasibility, safety and robustness of PLSE for exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography in the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) in real-life practice, and compare these measures

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Sarah Ritzmann, Stephanie Baker, Marcus Peck, Tom E Ingram, Jane Allen, Laura Duffy, Richard P Steeds, Andrew Houghton, Andrew Elkington, Nina Bual, Robert Huggett, Keith Pearce, Stavros Apostolakis, Khalatabari Afshin, and the British Society of Echocardiography Departmental Accreditation and Clinical Standards Committees with input from the Intensive Care Society

, performing studies, organising audit, service improvement and training doctors. They are usually responsible for the implementation of local occupational health policies, equipment safety and maintenance processes, and ongoing risk assessment. They are

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Stella Kyung, Alan Goldberg, Steven Feinstein, Stephanie Wilson, Sharon Mulvagh, and Petros Nihoyannopoulos

CEUS in assessing hepatic lesions in pregnant women. Conventional imaging with CT and MRI are limited by concerns about safety to the mother and developing fetus. Due to its excellent safety profile and inability to cross the placenta into the fetal