Episode 45: Postop Delirium with Charlie Brown

In this episode, episode 45, I welcome Dr. Charlie Brown to the show.  Dr. Brown is one of our cardiac anesthesiologists with a research interest in postop delirium.  We discuss risk factors, consequences, prevention and treatment of postop delirium.

Episode 44: Intro to cardiac anesthesia with Megan Kostibas

In this episode, episode 44, I welcome Dr. Megan Kostibas to the show.  Dr. Kostibas is trained in cardiac anesthesia and critical care medicine and is an assistant professor here at Hopkins.  She is also the associate program director for the cardiac anesthesia fellowship.  We discuss the basics of how to prepare, induce and manage difference cardiac pathology as well as how to go on and off cardiopulmonary bypass.

Episode 43: Maternal Physiology with Mike Hofkamp

In this episode, episode 43, I welcome Dr. Mike Hofkamp to the show.  Dr. Hofkamp is Director of OB Anesthesia at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.  We discuss the changes to women’s physiology when they become pregnant and the implications of those changes for anesthetic management.

Episode 42: Post-op Nausea and Vomiting (PONV)

In this episode, episode 42, I discuss Post-op Nausea and Vomiting (PONV).  I discuss risk factors, complications, treatment and prevention and side effects.

UPDATE April, 2018: In this episode I mention that the evidence is not good for Midazolam in preventing PONV.  However, a good friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Grant, did a nice meta-analysis of available trials which concluded that it actually does work fairly well.  Check out his study:

Grant MC, Kim J, Page AJ, et al. The Effect of Intravenous Midazolam on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta-Analysis. Anesthesia & Analgesia: 2016:122(3); 656–663.