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December 1997. Contents

Review Article: Regional anaesthesia in ambulatory surgery.
Philip W.H Peng, Vincent W.S Chan, Frances F.T Chung.

The use of drains for outpatient orthopaedic surgeries: Safety and efficacy.
Scott G Smith, Matthew S Shapiro.

Ambulatory surgery for PTFE grafts for dialysis.
José R Polo, Jorge Polo, David Pacheco, Ricardo Vázquez, Juan Sanabia, Rosa Romero.

Prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting with metoclopramide, droperidol and ondansetron: a randomized, double-blind comparison with placebo in ambulatory surgery.
J.M Maestre, J Puente, T Dierssen.

Ingrowing toenails: a treatment algorithm.
Alexander Greenstein, Ofer Kaplan.

Minor operations performed under local anaesthetic in a day surgery unit.
Stephen G.E Barker, Nick Shaper, Sad Dzumhur, Paul A Baskerville.

The South Tyneside FASTRAK service: evaluation of a new model for day surgery.
Colin Bradshaw, Elaine McColl, Chris Pritchett, Martin Eccles, Mark Deverill, Trevor Armitage.

The preoperative evaluation of pain management—a new approach!
A.J Young, R.A Miller.

Unanticipated admissions following ambulatory surgery.
M.J Linares-Gil, M.D Pelegri-Isanta, F Pi-Siqués, S Amat-Rafols, M.T Esteva-Ollé, C Gomar.