“The song remains the same”

The story picks up toward the end of the 1970’s; “interesting stuff was going on … Professor William Shoemaker, a surgeon and intensive care doctor one of the founding members of the American critical care society … fiddling around with pulmonary artery catheters in his high risk surgical patients in South Los Angeles, and identified that those patients that were surviving tended to have higher cardiac indexes higher option deliveries than the non survivors”.

This piece was Dingle 2020’s Inaugural Siobhan Mythen Visiting Lecturer. For more content from that meeting check TopMedTalk’s archive or go to www.ebpom.org for video presentations.

Presented by Jonathan Wilson, retired Consultant Anaesthetist, York Hospital, York.