Episode 149: Transitioning: From Intern to CA-1 year and Beyond

In this 149th episode I discuss common challenges to the transition from intern year to CA1 year including some of why it’s difficult, the mistakes commonly made, the causes of those mistakes and some suggested solutions. Although I focus on the intern to CA1 transition, much of this applies to any major transition in life.

Episode 148: Marijuana Use In Healthcare Providers with Mike Fitzsimons

In this 148th episode I welcome Dr. Fitzsimons back to the show to discuss the use of marijuana in healthcare providers. We discuss what we know about prevalence, what the potential consequences are, what the status of testing is, and what we may see happen in the future.

NEJM article on adverse effects of marijuana: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24897085

Episode 147: Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks Part 2: Front of Leg

In this 147th episode I welcome back Drs. Segna and Rayaz to finish up our discussion of lower extremity nerve blocks. This time we cover the front of leg blocks (femoral, adductor canal, fascia iliaca and obturator).

Episode 143: Fluid management and cardiac output monitors in ERAS with Michael Scott

In this 143rd episode I welcome Dr. Michael Scott to the show to discuss fluid management in ERAS cases and how cardiac output monitoring may help us do that well.

Topmedtalk: https://www.topmedtalk.com

Episode 142: Driving Pressure and Transpulmonary Pressure with Marcos Vidal Melo

In this 142nd episode I welcome Dr. Marcos Vidal Melo to the show to discuss Driving Pressure and Transpulmonary pressure. We discuss what they are, how they differ from plateau pressure, and how they may help guide safe mechanical ventilation.

References:

  1. Driving Pressure and Transpulmonary Pressure: How Do We Guide Safe Mechanical Ventilation? Williams EC, Motta-Ribeiro GC, Vidal Melo MF. Anesthesiology. 2019 Jul;131(1):155-163. 
  2. Loring SH, Topulos GP, Hubmayr RD: Transpulmonary pressure: The importance of precise definitions and limiting assumptions. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016; 194:1452–7
  3. Mauri T, Yoshida T, Bellani G, Goligher EC, Carteaux G, Rittayamai N, Mojoli F, Chiumello D, Piquilloud L, Grasso S, Jubran A, Laghi F, Magder S, Pesenti A, Loring S, Gattinoni L, Talmor D, Blanch L, Amato M, Chen L, Brochard L, Mancebo J; PLeUral pressure working Group (PLUG—Acute Respiratory Failure section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine): Esophageal and transpulmonary pressure in the clinical setting: meaning, usefulness and perspectives. Intensive Care Med 2016; 42:1360–73
  4. Akoumianaki E, Maggiore SM, Valenza F, Bellani G, Jubran A, Loring SH, Pelosi P, Talmor D, Grasso S, Chiumello D, Guérin C, Patroniti N, Ranieri VM, Gattinoni L, Nava S, Terragni PP, Pesenti A, Tobin M, Mancebo J, Brochard L; PLUG Working Group (Acute Respiratory Failure Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine): The application of esophageal pressure measurement in patients with respiratory failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014; 189:520–31

Episode 140: Transfusion Triggers and The TRICS 3 Trial with David Mazer

In this 140th episode I welcome Dr. David Mazer to the show. Dr. Mazer was the PI and first author on the TRICS 3 trial looking at liberal versus restrictive transfusion strategies in moderate to high risk cardiac surgery patients published in the NEJM in 2017.

Dr. Mazer would like to add the following random recommendation: For a great combination of live jazz and good food and drinks in Toronto, check out the Jazz Bistro just up the street from St. Michael’s Hospital.

Reference: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1711818

Dr. Mazer can be reached at David.Mazer@UnityHealth.To

Episode 138: Lower Extremity Blocks Part 1: Ankle and Sciatic

In this 138th episode I welcome Drs. Segna and Rayaz back to the show to discuss lower extremity nerve blocks. We cover the ankle block and sciatic nerve block approaches today and will cover the anterior leg in a later episode.

The Medium Article: https://medium.com/@admiralcloudberg/the-near-crash-of-air-canada-flight-759-c61094867d45