Episode 223: The Glycocalyx with Marius Fassbinder

Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC) Podcast
Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC) Podcast
Episode 223: The Glycocalyx with Marius Fassbinder
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In this 223rd episode I welcome Dr. Marius Fassbinder back to the show to discuss the glycocalyx. We discuss what it is, what roll it plays in fluid dynamics, and what we need to know about how it influences our fluid management.

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One Reply to “Episode 223: The Glycocalyx with Marius Fassbinder”

  1. Interesting topic and episode.

    There is some evidence that Sevoflurane protects the glycocalyx; Pubmed with the search terms of Sevoflurane and glycocalyx produces 15 hits.

    Lessons from the glycocalyx – An essential 7-minute video

    What is the glycocalyx?
    Why is it important?
    How do fluids really move? Do not say, “Starling blah blah blah oncotic pressure yada yada yada.

    Glyco: word-forming element meaning “sweet,” from Latinized combining form of Greek glykys, glykeros “sweet”; e.g., glycerin, glycemia, glycogen, glycolysis. Glycolic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid that is derived from sugar cane.

    Calyx: Latin calyx, from Greek kalyx “seed pod, husk, outer covering”. The renal calyx covers the renal pyramids. The glycocalyx covers the endothelium.

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