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The September–October issue of BJHM includes editorials looking at the immunity dept and how it relates to the unseasonal pattern of childhood respiratory virus infections being seen currently, and at the problems related to alcohol harm as an indirect effect of the pandemic. Our reviews outline the implications of obstructive sleep apnoea for perioperative medicine, ways to minimise complications and improve the success of peripheral regional blockade, the management of penetrating chest trauma, and the perioperative management of transgender patients.
The education and training update looks at the perceptions of diversity in surgery among aspiring surgeons.
Case reports include monophasic synovial sarcoma as a rare cause of a primary malignancy and a Staphylococcus epidermidis catheter-related bloodstream infection leading to acute acalculous cholecystitis and septic shock, with many more available online.
The perioperative medicine in a nutshell article discusses perioperative care of the breastfeeding patient and the anaesthetic and critical care dilemma discusses whether central venous pressure should be used to guide critical care management.