In this episode, episode 43, I welcome Dr. Mike Hofkamp to the show. Dr. Hofkamp is Director of OB Anesthesia at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. We discuss the changes to women’s physiology when they become pregnant and the implications of those changes for anesthetic management.
Outline by April Liu: Episode 43
5 thoughts on “Episode 43: Maternal Physiology with Mike Hofkamp”
Is anyone else having trouble listening to this episode? I only get silence and the rest of my episodes play well. Thanks for your help!
It works for me and some residents I checked with. I’m not sure why you can’t hear it. Sorry!
issue playing from podcast! “unable to play; something went wrong. try again later”
Try going to accrac.com and playing from there, it worked just now when I tried it.
One of the great points made during this episode I wanted to highlight was referenced in this year’s “knowledge gap” report to the ITE exam. Dr. Hofkamp mentions that the increased plasma volume and cardiac output is all “seen by” the kidney. Therefore the ‘normal’ creatinine for a pregnant person is lower than for a non-pregnant person.
The knowledge gap points out, “The increase in creatinine clearance that occurs with pregnancy returns to prepregnant levels 8 to 12 weeks postpartum” which corresponds to the timeframe when a plasma volume might return to prepregnancy levels.
This episode definitely earned me an extra point, thanks guys!