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

Outline by April Liu

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

Episode 60: Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis with Andrew Jarrell

In this episode, episode 60, I welcome Andrew Jarrell, one of our amazing surgical ICU pharmacists to the show.  We discuss antibiotic prophylaxis for surgery including what to use, how to time it, how long to continue it, and what the evidence says about things like indwelling drains.

A fantastically helpful outline of the episode put together by Brian Park is here: Outline

Episode 59: Pulmonary HTN with Jochen Steppan

In this episode, episode 59, I welcome international pulmonary hypertension expert Dr. Jochen Steppan to the show to discuss pulmonary hypertension and how to manage the preoperative care of patients with this disease.

Outline by Brian Park: Outline

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.

Outline by Brian Park: Outline

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

References can be found here: Neuraxial references

Episode 57: Bugs and Drugs Part 2 With Rachel Kruer

In this episode, episode 57, I welcome back Rachel Kruer, our amazing SICU pharmacist and we complete our two part series on bugs and drugs in the ICU.  We discuss different infections that are commonly seen in ICUs and how to treat them.

Episode Notes

Episode 56: Bugs and Drugs Part 1 with Rachel Kruer

In this episode, episode 56, I welcome Rachel Kruer to the show.  Rachel is one of our amazing ICU pharmacists and we discuss common bacteria and the drugs we use to treat them.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series that I’ll be doing with Rachel on this topic.


Skip to specific topics:

Pharmacodynamics vs. Pharmacokinetics (1:08)
Categorizing Bacteria (7:10)
Beta-Lactams (12:10)
Aztreonam (19:40)
Carbapenems (21:20)
Case Examples (24:20)
Fluoroquinolones (30:36)
Vancomycin (33:15)
Aminoglycosides (35:31)
Macrolides (39:45)
Linezolid (40:33)
Daptomycin (43:05)
Sulfonamide Antibiotics (44:05)
Clindamycin (45:49)
Colistin (47:17)
Glycylcycline (48:43)
Metronidazole (Flagyl) (49:55)
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (51:11)
Surgical Prophylaxis (53:40)

Outline by April Liu
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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.

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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.

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