“There is some great literature out there that has been shared … great data, especially in cardiac surgery, which is where we are using it and I would like to expand it out to other service lines as well…”

Methadone has had something of a resurgence recently, thanks in part to the work of some of our contributors in this piece. Could it be that this “opioid sparing opioid” could be a way to actually help fight the crisis we can see in US hospitals and beyond?

This piece gets into the detail, how and where and why is it used?

Presented by Sol Aronson with questions from the online audience for his panelists; Glenn Murphy, Jeffery S. Vender Chair of Anesthesiology Research and Education and Director of Cardiac Anesthesia and Clinical Research at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Evan Kharasch, Professor and Vice Chair for Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University, and Director of Academic Entrepreneurship in Duke University School of Medicine and Vicki Morton Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes at Providence Anesthesiology Associates, P.A.

We suggest listening to this piece alongside this excellent talk: https://www.topmedtalk.com/ebpom-chicago-methadone-use-in-perioperative-medicine/

This piece was originally part of EBPOM Chicago and is presented for the first time here exclusively to TopMedTalk listeners. For more details on Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine go now to www.ebpom.org