In this episode, episode 84, I welcome back Dr. Alyson Russo to discuss anesthesia for spine surgery.
In this episode, episode 83, I welcome Dr. Jared Miller to the show. Dr. Miller is finishing his electrophysiology fellowship and we discuss the preoperative management of pacemakers and AICDs.
Outline by Brian Park: AICD Outline
In this episode, episode 82, I welcome Dr. Deb Schwengel back to the show to discuss pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We discuss the prevalence, diagnosis and preoperative management.
Outline by Brian Park: Peds OSA Outline
In this episode, episode 81, I welcome Dr. Alyson Russo to the show to discuss how to prepare for and conduct anesthesia for craniotomy surgery.
In this episode, episode 80, I welcome Dr. Jonathan Curley to the show. Jonathan is an anesthesia resident and a veteran of an elite pararescue unit in the United States Air Force. We talk about some of the lessons that Jonathan learned from his time in the military and from some of the brave soldiers whom he knew who died in service to their country.
In this episode, episode 79, I welcome Dr. Dheeraj Goswami to the show to discuss pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiology. We discuss the training required to do these cases, the most common cases and concerns, and how it differs from other forms of anesthesia.
In this episode, episode 78, I do something a little different as I review the fantastically interesting book, “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the secrets of weight loss”, by Dr. Jason Fung. Full disclosure, there’s no real relationship to anesthesia and critical care, just some really interesting insights into the obesity epidemic and what can be done about it.
In this episode, episode 77, I discuss reversal of neuromuscular blockade. This is a follow up to episode 66 in which I covered neuromuscular blockade.
Outline by Brian Park: NMB Reversal Outline
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Schaller S, Fink H. Sugammadex as a reversal agent for neuromuscular block: an evidence-based review. Core Evidence. 2013;8:57-67.
In this episode, episode 76, I welcome Dr. Mark Bicket to the show to discuss pain pathways. We shape this one around some great board style questions that Mark put together.
Episode outline by Brian Park: Pain Pathways Outline
In this episode, episode 75, I welcome back Drs. Galvan and Hofkamp to do an OB oral board stem. We juxtapose examples of “right” and “wrong” answers to highlight important approaches to the exam.
The stem is here: Stem