Episode 161: Dual Training in Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine

In this 161st episode I welcome Drs. Regan and Lester to the show to discuss the country’s first combined Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine dual training program.

Website for the program: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/combined-residency/

Episode 160: Non-OB Surgery in Pregnancy With Dave Berman

In this 160th episode I welcome Dr. Dave Berman back to the show to discuss anesthesia for non-OB surgery during pregnancy.


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Episode 159: Postpartum hemorrhage with Juanita Henao

In this 159th episode I welcome Dr. Juanita Henao to the show to discuss prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage.

One CORRECTION: At about minute 4:30 Dr. Henao states that in women with PPH the mortality rate is 10% but what she meant to say is that PPH accounts for 10% of maternal deaths in the United States.


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Hian Yan Voon , Haris Njoo Suharjono , Asrul Akmal Shafie , Mohamad Adam Bujang Carbetocin versus oxytocin for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in cesarean deliveries. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun;57(3):332-339.

WOMAN trial collaborators. Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2017 May 27;389(10084):2105-2116.

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