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.
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.
Dr. Mazer can be reached at David.Mazer@UnityHealth.To
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.
Free Flaps: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26340760
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.
STOP-IT Trial: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411162
In this 106th episode I welcome Dr. Marius Fassbinder to the show to discuss the use of hydroxyethyl starches.
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3. Brunkhorst, F. M. et al. Intensive insulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis. N. Engl. J. Med. 358, 125–139
4. Perner, A. et al. Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.42 versus Ringer’s Acetate in Severe Sepsis. N. Engl. J. Med. 367, 124–134 (2012).
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In this 105th episode, which will be the first part in a series on blood management, I turn over the mic to Dr. Stephanie Cha who interviews Dr. Steve Frank about blood management in cardiac surgery and how to do “bloodless” surgery for patients who refuse blood transfusions.
In this 104th episode I welcome Dr. Pam Lipsett to the show to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
Sepsis-3 guidelines from JAMA: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2492881
Marik Sepsis cocktail: Marik PE et al. Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. 2017: 151(6);1229–1238.
ADRENAL trial: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1705835
APROCCHSS Trial: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1705716
SEPSISPAM Trial: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1312173
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