Episode 75: OB Oral Board Stem with Drs. Galvan and Hofkamp

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

Episode 64: Problems during pregnancy with Jacqueline Galvan part 2

In this episode, episode 64, I welcome back Dr. Jacqueline Galvan to finish our discussion of programs during pregnancy and delivery.  We discuss hematologic, neurologic, respiratory, renal and infectious disease issues and how they affect pregnancy, delivery, and anesthetic management.

Slides with references and notes: Problems during pregnancy part 2

Episode 62: Problems during pregnancy with Jacqueline Galvan part 1

In this episode, episode 62, I discuss problems that can occur during pregnancy with Dr. Jacqueline Galvan.  We discuss a wide range of high yield topics from gestational diabetes to molar pregnancies to maternal heart disease.

References are here: References

Episode 58: Medications For Neuraxial Anesthesia with Dave Berman and Anh Nguyen

In this episode, episode 58, I welcome our two OB Anesthesia fellows to the show, Dr. Dave Berman and Dr. Anh Nguyen.  We discuss the medications used for neuraxial anesthesia including local anesthetics, opioids, and adjuncts such as epinephrine, clonidine and more.

Dave’s email is dberma20@jhmi.edu and Anh’s is tnguy193@jhmi.edu.

References can be found here: Neuraxial references

Episode 55: Term Pregnancy Part 2 with Mike Hofkamp

In this episode, episode 55, I welcome back frequent guest of the show Dr. Mike Hofkamp to pick up where I left off last time with Dr. Jacqueline Galvan as we discuss problems that can occur with pregnancy at term (part 2) including complications of labor and delivery.

Episode 53: Analgesia for C-section with Mike Hofkamp

In this episode, episode 53, I welcome back Dr. Mike Hofkamp to discuss analgesia for cesarean delivery.  We discuss indications for C-section, urgent and emergent sections, anesthetic techniques and associated complications, how to approach the difficult airway in a pregnant patient, and aspiration prophylaxis.

References to the articles discussed are here: References

Episode 51: Labor Analgesia with Jacqueline Galvan

In this episode, episode 51, I welcome back Dr. Jacqueline Galvan to discuss labor analgesia.  We cover opioids including remifentanil, nitrous oxide, neuraxial anesthesia and other nerve blocks.

References:

  • Hess PE, et al. An association between severe labor pain and cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2000 Apr;90(4):881-6
  • Van den Bussche E. Why women prefer epidural analgesia during childbirth: the role of beliefs about epidural analgesia and pain catastrophizing. Eur J Pain. 2007 Apr;11(3):275-82.
  • Varposhti MR et al. Comparison of remifentanil: Entonox with Entonox alone in labor analgesia. Adv Biomed Res. 2013 Nov 30;2:87

Episode 50: CSE vs Epidural Debate with Mike Hofkamp and Jacqueline Galvan

In this episode, episode 50, I welcome back Dr. Mike Hofkamp, and, for the first time, I welcome Dr. Jacqueline Galvan to the show.  Drs. Hofkamp and Galvan go head to head in a debate over which is a better, more evidence-based technique, the traditional epidural or the CSE (combined spinal epidural).

All of the articles that were referenced can be found here: References