In this episode, episode 87, I welcome Dr. Tom Metkus to the show. Dr. Metkus is a cardiologist and intensivist and we discuss the etiology, presentation, management and outcomes of acute aortic dissections.
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
Miller’s Anesthesia 8th Edition. Reversal (Antagonism) of Neuromuscular Blockade. Murphy GS, de Boer HD, Eriksson LI and Miller RD. Chapter 35, 995-1027.e5.
Appiah-Ankam J, Hunter J. Pharmacology of neuromuscular blocking drugs. Cont Educ Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain. 2004;4(1):2-7.
Hristovska AM, Duch P, Allingstrup M, Afshari A. Efficacy and safety of sugammadex versus neostigmine in reversing neuromuscular blockade in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 14;8:CD012763.
Keating GM. Sugammadex: A Review of Neuromuscular Blockade Reversal. Drugs. 2016 Jul;76(10):1041-52.
McLean DJ, Diaz-Gil D, Farhan HN, Ladha KS, Kurth T, Eikermann M. Dose-dependent Association between Intermediate-acting Neuromuscular-blocking Agents and Postoperative Respiratory Complications. Anesthesiology. 2015 Jun;122(6):1201-13.
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 69, I welcome Dr. Bob Sikorski, director of trauma anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins, to the show to discuss a general overview of trauma anesthesia. We discuss prehospital, ER and OR management and key things to keep in mind when caring for trauma patients.
References: Trauma references list
In this episode, episode 66, I go through an overview of neuromuscular blockers including how they work, how to use them, and what their adverse effects are. Happy New Year!
Outline by Brian Park: NMB Outline
Miller’s Anesthesia 7th edition: Chapter 29: Pharmacology of Muscle Relaxants and Their Antagonists. Naguib M and Lien C.
Rocuronium vs succinylcholine for rapid sequence induction intubation. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512948
Neuromuscular blockade: what was, is and will be: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25622380
Reversal of neuromuscular block: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19468024
In this episode, episode 63, I welcome back Andrew Jarrell to learn to pronounce his name properly, and to discuss VTE and stress ulcer prophylaxis.
References are here: References
In this episode, episode 59, I welcome international pulmonary hypertension expert Dr. Jochen Steppan to the show to discuss pulmonary hypertension and how to manage the preoperative care of patients with this disease.
Outline by Brian Park: Outline
In this episode, episode 57, I welcome back Rachel Kruer, our amazing SICU pharmacist and we complete our two part series on bugs and drugs in the ICU. We discuss different infections that are commonly seen in ICUs and how to treat them.
In this episode, episode 56, I welcome Rachel Kruer to the show. Rachel is one of our amazing ICU pharmacists and we discuss common bacteria and the drugs we use to treat them. This is part 1 of a 2 part series that I’ll be doing with Rachel on this topic.
In this episode, episode 52, I welcome Dr. Todd Dorman to the show. Dr. Dorman is a professor of anesthesiology here at Johns Hopkins, is the Vice Chair for Critical Care, and is the immediate past president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Dr. Dorman and I discuss diastolic heart failure or heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), how it differs from systolic heart failure or heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF), how it presents, and how to manage it perioperatively.