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 and Glucose on Postoperative Mortality in Noncardiac and Cardiac Surgeries.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29440113

Frailty as a Predictor of Death or New Disability After Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30048320

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Paul Grant, Hospitalist and Director of Perioperative and Consultant Medicine at the University of Michigan.