In this piece you can hear the co-editors of the Journal of Perioperative Medicine describing this year’s “Editor’s Picks”; the best manuscripts, literature and lessons learned in the last year in the space of perioperative medicine.

“Functional performance and 30-day postoperative mortality after emergency laparotomy—a retrospective, multi-center, observational cohort study of 1084 patients” is here:

There is more information about the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) here:

“A randomised trial of non-invasive cardiac output monitoring to guide haemodynamic optimisation in high risk patients undergoing urgent surgical repair of proximal femoral fractures (ClearNOF trial NCT02382185)” is here:

“The effect of virtual reality technology on preoperative anxiety in children: a Solomon four-group randomized clinical trial” is here:

Presented by Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Southampton and a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust with his guests Clifford Ko, Professor of Surgery at UCLA, Director of the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care at the American College of Surgeons and Lee Fleisher, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania.

Originally part of the hugely successful EBPOM 2020 Chicago this piece is introduced by Sol Aronson, tenured Professor at Duke University.