Episode 157: Intermittent Fasting with Mark Mattson

In this 157th episode I welcome Dr. Mark Mattson to the show to discuss the science behind intermittent fasting including in the perioperative period.

Dr. Mattson’s review from NEJM: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1905136

Dr. Mattson’s Tedx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UkZAwKoCP8

Episode 152: Keywords Part 7: MH and Hepatic Disease for the Basic Exam

In this 152nd episode I welcome Dr. Gillian Isaac back for another 2 ABA keywords. We discuss malignant hyperthermia and the portion of hepatic disease that is covered by the Basic Exam. We’ll do the portion covered by the Advanced Exam on the next keywords episode.

Malignant Hyperthermia Website: www.mhaus.org

Great review website where Dr. Isaac gets her questions: http://www.anesthesiahub.com

Atlantic Article: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/03/what-do-fact-checkers-and-anesthesiologists-have-in-common/253838/#note

Episode 151: Advanced Practice Providers in the ICU

In this 151st episode I welcome Brandon Oto to the show. Brandon is an ICU PA and we discuss the roles and relationships of APPs in the ICU environment.

Brandon’s blog is http://critcon.org/

Brandon is on Twitter @critconcepts

Episode 146: Critical Care Ultrasound with Lee Goeddel

In this 146th episode I welcome back Dr. Lee Goeddel to the show to discuss critical care ultrasound including how it differs from POCUS and how people can prepare for the new certification exam.

References:

Pears and Pitfalls in Critical Care Ultrasonography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5693549/

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 141: Nutrition in the ICU with Paul Wischmeyer

In this 141st episode I welcome Dr. Paul Wischmeyer to the show to discuss nutrition for critically ill patients with a focus on the question of whether to give enteral feeds to patients on pressors. You can follow Dr. Wischmeyer on twitter @Paul_Wischmeyer.

References:

Dr. Wischmeyer’s article on enteral nutrition for patients on vasopressors: https://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Citation/onlinefirst/Enteral_Nutrition_Can_Be_Given_to_Patients_on.95859.aspx

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 135: A Case For Low Dose Norepinephrine

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.

References:

CENSER: https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/rccm.201806-1034OC

Cystectomies: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24012203

Free Flaps: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26340760

Episode 130: Adults with Congenital Heart Disease with Jochen Steppan

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.

References:

http://www.pted.org/ For pictures of the lesions

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.