Too many patients presenting for surgery are malnourished. We need to do more to fix this.

“More than half our patients who come to us for surgery with enhanced recovery are malnourished”; nutrition for patients scheduled for major surgery. Monty Mythen and Joff Lacey speak with Dr Paul E Wischmeyer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. Hear more from Dr Wischemeyer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAYrjf1dhJU This piece is…

Bowel Prep for colorectal surgery patients on enhanced recovery pathways?

Bowel Prep and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Monty Mythen interviewing Dr Julie Thacker, President of the American Society of Enhanced Recovery and a Colorectal Surgeon at Duke, USA. Dr Thacker explains the consensus statement from ASER and the Perioperative Quality Initiative (http://www.poqi.org). Taken from a longer conversation here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/ebpom-2017-pod-one-live-from-london/ Join in the debate: contact@topmedtalk.com

Pain Management for ESR “optimal analgesia”

Pain Relief in Enhanced Surgical Recovery. Monty Mythen asks Dr Joff Lacey and Professor Mike Grocott to reflect on the pain management discussions from day 1 of the American Society of Enhanced Recovery 2017. For further reading see the articles in Perioperative Medicine Journal: https://perioperativemedicinejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13741-017-0064-5 This conversation taken from a longer piece to be found…

Standardised Outcomes from Surgery. Drink, Eat, Mobilise (DrEaM)

Dr Ramani Moonesinghe on: Standardised Outcomes from Major Surgery. Dr Joff Lacey and Professor Monty Mythen talk to Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, Director of the Heath Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a lead author of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI http://www.poqi.org) guidelines on outcomes from surgery. Simple objective measures such as Drinking, Eating and…

Perioperative Enhancement Teams

ASER 2017 and the POET acronym – a truly multidisciplinary Perioperative Enhancement Team; responsible for project managing optimisation programmes. Monty Mythen speaks with Professor Sol Aronson, a tenured professor at Duke University and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Anesthesiology. This piece is taken from a longer conversation to be found here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/aser-ebpom-2017-recap-pod-three-live-from-london/ Join the debate: contact@topmedtalk.com

The Perioperative Quality Initiative at ASER 2017

Discussion of the ASER and POQI papers of 2017. Joff Lacey and Monty Mythen talk to Dr Tim Miller, Anaesthesiologist at Duke and vice-president of the American Society of Enhanced Recovery. Recorded on day one of ASER 2017 meeting in Washington DC this interview is taken from a longer conversation which you can find here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/aser-ebpom-2017-pod-two-live-from-washington-dc/ Join…

Fit for Surgery? Can exercise fight cancer?

Fit 4 Surgery School and can exercise help fight cancer. Monty Mythen and Joff Lacey talk to Professor Mike Grocott about the ‘pre-habillitation re-habilitation’ on day one of the ASER 2017 meeting in Washington DC. Prof Grocott also gives more detail on on-going research that is exploring the impact of exercise on cancer therapy. For more CME read “Re-designing the pathway…