In this 135th episode I discuss my argument for using low dose norepinephrine to treat or even prevent hypotension in the OR and ICU. I discuss the CENSER trial looking at early norepinephrine in sepsis as well as a paper looking at preemptive norepinephrine in open cystectomies and a review article of trials looking at pressor use in free flap surgery. Join in the conversation here with your comments and on the ACCRAC Facebook page and Twitter @accracpodcast and @jwolpaw.
In this 130th episode I welcome back Dr. Jochen Steppan to discuss the perioperative care of adults with congenital heart disease. We discuss the incidence, evaluation and management including the different types of physiology that a provider might see and how to manage each one.
Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 7th EditionChapter 7 “Congenital Heart Disease” by Jochen Steppan and Bryan Maxwell
Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Fall;56(4):3-20. “When Your 35-Year-Old Patient has a Sternotomy Scar: Anesthesia for Adult Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Presenting for Noncardiac Surgery” By Cheema A, Ibekwe S, Nyhan D, Steppan J.
In this 129th episode I welcome Dr. Dave Berman back to the show to discuss vascular access devices. We talk about what kinds of lines exist, how to choose, what the pros and cons are, and how to know what kind of flow you will get with a given catheter.
In this 128th episode I welcome Dr. Ashish Khanna to the show to discuss his trial, the PRODIGY trial, looking at opioid induced respiratory depression. We discuss the background of the trial, what it took to run a 16 site, 3 continent trial, what the risk factors were that went into the risk prediction model they developed, and where we go from here.
Sun Z, Sessler DI, Dalton JE, et al. Postoperative Hypoxemia Is Common and Persistent: A Prospective Blinded Observational Study. Anesth Analg. 2015;121(3):709–715. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000836
Lee LA, Caplan RA, Stephens LS, Posner KL, Terman GW, Voepel-Lewis T, Domino KB. Postoperative opioid-induced respiratory depression: a closed claims analysis. Anesthesiology. 2015 Mar;122(3):659-65. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000564.
In this 124th episode I welcome Dr. Lee Goeddel to the show to discuss Point Of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). We discuss what it is, what it covers in the cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal and vascular system, and what next steps are for those interested in taking their skills further.
Anesth Analg. 2017 Mar;124(3):753-760. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001861.The Nuts and Bolts of Performing Focused Cardiovascular Ultrasound (FoCUS).PMID:28207445
In this 123rd episode I welcome Andrew Merelman to the show. Andrew is a paramedic and medical student with an interest in emergent surgical airway management. We discuss the human factors involved in the procedure, when it is indicated, how to do it and how to practice.
In this 121st episode I welcome Dr. Lynette Mark to the show. Dr. Mark is the founder of our Difficulty Airway Response Team (DART) here at Hopkins and a founding director for the Society of Airway Management. We discuss the origins of the DART program and how to approach a difficult airway.
In this 119th episode I welcome Dr. Robert Sawyer to the show. Dr. Sawyer was the PI on the STOP-IT trial comparing a short course of antibiotics versus a longer course for complicated intraabdominal infections. We discuss the trial, the outcomes, and what the future of antimicrobial management in the surgical ICU may look like.
In this 115th episode I welcome Dr. Steven Freiberg back to the show to discuss management of the contaminated airway.
Han, S; Fisher, J. Airway Management During Persistent Flooding Of the Oropharyngeal Airway. Anesthesiology News. 2016. March.
Joshi, R; Hypes, C; et al. Difficult Airway Characteristics Associated with First-Attempt Failure at Intubation Using Video Laryngoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Mar;14(3):368-375
Stockton, E.; Lockey, D; et. al. Contamination of the airway in pre-hospital trauma patients. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2008. May; 25:188
Uday, J; McCunn, M; et al. Management of the Traumatized Airway. Anesthesiology. 2016, Vol.124, 199-206
In this 111th episode I welcome Dr. Zandy Hillel to the show. Dr. Hillel is an otolaryngologist here at Johns Hopkins and we discuss tracheostomies, Cricothyrotomies, laryngeal surgery and difficult airways.