Journal Club | Various Journals: ACE, ARBs and Asprin

Interesting thoughts on the use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs, alongside considerations regarding asprin.   We look at the following papers:   Anesthesia and Analgesia: A Systematic Review of Outcomes Associated With Withholding or Continuing Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Before Noncardiac Surgery.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29381513   Anesthesia and Analgesia: A Prospective International Multicentre…

EBPOM Highlight 1.12 | Perioperative nutrition should be a key part of Enhanced Recovery

“Perioperative nutrition should be a key part of Enhanced Recovery” – originally streamed live from The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London during EBPOM 2018 on www.topmedtalk.com Hear this excellent talk, for free, on this podcast. If you’d like to attend an event like this ensure your next click is here: www.ebpom.org/meetings If…

Desiree’s Roundtable | Treating anemia in the perioperative process

How does the treatment of anemia fit into the perioperative process? How far should patient optimisation extend to treatment of this condition? Live from the hugely successful EBPOM USA conference, directly after their presentation Desiree Chappell talks with her guests; Dr Lori Heller, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Swedish Medical Center, through US anaesthesia partners and acting instructor…

Periop Coach 2.02 | ERAS what’s the ‘secret sauce’?

This piece starts with the question: Is there a hierarchy amongst the various elements of an enhanced recovery pathway? The conversation that follows tackles some of the essential elements of perioperative care. This conversation is taken from a longer piece to be found here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/live-from-the-iseh-part-2/ For further expert discussion regarding the Drink, Eat, Mobilise, Sleep (DrEaMS)…

Journal Club 1.12 | Various articles from; BMJ Open, Journal of Bone Joint Surgery American volume, Diabetes Care, Annals of Surgery.

This piece ploughs into some of the academic papers that have provoked discussion recently in the perioperative community. We discuss the following papers: Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression in surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analyses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30552274 Increased Postoperative Glucose Variability Is Associated with Adverse Outcomes Following Total Joint Arthroplasty. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29975266 Effect of A1C…

EBPOM Highlight 1.11 | Hypotension probability in practice

“Hypotension probability in practice” – originally streamed live from The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London during EBPOM 2018 on www.topmedtalk.com Hear this excellent talk, for free, on this podcast. If you’d like to attend an event like this ensure your next click is here: www.ebpom.org/meetings If you have any comments or questions…

Desiree’s Roundtable | The Royal College of Anaesthetists, world leading healthcare

How has the Royal College of Anaethestists (RCoA) evolved over the years and why is perioperative medicine so crucial to its agenda? How has this leadership in perioperative medicine become a force for change and improvement worldwide and what are the common themes that emerge as we take a global perspective on the discipline? The…