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

Episode 109: Non-Opioid Adjuncts with Drs. Grant and Bicket part 2

In this 109th episode we pick up where we left off in episode 108 and discuss the intraoperative use of non-opioid adjuncts.

References:

Wick EC, Grant MC and Wu CL. Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia Pain Management With Nonopioid Analgesics and Techniques A Review. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):691-697.

Bahr MP, Williams BA. Esmolol, Antinociception, and Its Potential Opioid-Sparing Role in Routine Anesthesia Care. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2018:43(8):815-818.

Grant MC, Ouanes JP, Joshi BL. Perioperative Esmolol and Opioids: Is More Really Less? Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2018:43(8):813-814.

IV Lidocaine: https://academic.oup.com/bjaed/article/16/9/292/1743710

Ketamine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29870457

Dextramethorphan: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4755866

Episode 108: Non-opioid adjuncts with Drs. Grant and Bicket Part 1

In this 108th episode I welcome Dr. Mike Grant and Dr. Mark Bicket to the show to discuss various non-opioid adjuncts such as esmolol, ketamine, dexmedetomidine, lidocaine, and magnesium, and the role they may play in multimodal anesthesia. In this episode, part 1, we discuss pre and post-op use. Intraop use will be discussed in episode 109.

References:

Wick EC, Grant MC and Wu CL. Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia Pain Management With Nonopioid Analgesics and Techniques A Review. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):691-697.

Bahr MP, Williams BA. Esmolol, Antinociception, and Its Potential Opioid-Sparing Role in Routine Anesthesia Care. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2018:43(8):815-818.

Grant MC, Ouanes JP, Joshi BL. Perioperative Esmolol and Opioids: Is More Really Less? Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2018:43(8):813-814.

IV Lidocaine: https://academic.oup.com/bjaed/article/16/9/292/1743710

Ketamine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29870457

Dextramethorphan: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4755866/ R

Episode 74: Opioid Crisis Engagement with Chad Brummett

In this episode, episode 74, I welcome Dr. Chad Brummett to the show.  Chad is the co-director of the Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) in Michigan and leads some fantastic and extremely effective initiatives to combat the opioid crisis.  His website has more details and materials for anyone interested in starting similar initiatives elsewhere.  Check it out at Michigan-open.org.

Outline by Brian Park: Opioid Crisis Engagement outline

Episode 61: The Opioid Crisis with Shravani Durbhakula

In this episode, episode 61, I welcome Dr. Shravani Durbhakula, one of our chronic pain doctors, to the show.  We discuss the opioid crisis in American from the perspective of a chronic pain physician including what it is, how it came about, how it impacts our patients, and what we can do about it.

References are here: References

Outline by Brian Park: Episode Outline