In this episode, episode 44, I welcome Dr. Megan Kostibas to the show. Dr. Kostibas is trained in cardiac anesthesia and critical care medicine and is an assistant professor here at Hopkins. She is also the associate program director for the cardiac anesthesia fellowship. We discuss the basics of how to prepare, induce and manage difference cardiac pathology as well as how to go on and off cardiopulmonary bypass.
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.
In this episode, episode 42, I discuss Post-op Nausea and Vomiting (PONV). I discuss risk factors, complications, treatment and prevention and side effects.
UPDATE April, 2018: In this episode I mention that the evidence is not good for Midazolam in preventing PONV. However, a good friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Grant, did a nice meta-analysis of available trials which concluded that it actually does work fairly well. Check out his study:
Grant MC, Kim J, Page AJ, et al. The Effect of Intravenous Midazolam on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta-Analysis. Anesthesia & Analgesia: 2016:122(3); 656–663.
In this episode, episode 41, I review local anesthetics including the mechanism of action, commonly used agents, pharmacodynamics and kinetics, toxicity and treatment, and common blocks.
In this episode, episode 40, I go over the basics of Vent modes and settings in the operating room and how they differ from the ICU. I also discuss a few common special cases and how to adjust the vent to deal with them.
In this episode, episode 39, I interview Dr. Steve Frank, Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Medical Director of Blood Management for Johns Hopkins Health System and Chief of Adult Anesthesiology about anesthesia for liver transplants.
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In this episode, episode 37, I go over crises that can happen in the OR, when to suspect them, and what to do about them. I draw from two excellent sets of OR crisis checklists that are available for free. The Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group’s lists and the Ariadne Labs/Brigham/Harvard School of Public Health lists.
The Stanford checklists can be downloaded for free here: http://emergencymanual.stanford.edu
The Harvard checklists can be downloaded for free here: http://www.projectcheck.org/crisis-checklist-download.html
In this episode, episode 36, I welcome Dr. Deb Schwengel, one of our pediatric anesthesiologists and our residency program director, to the show to discuss the differences in anatomy and physiology in pediatric versus adult patients.
In this episode, number 35, I welcome Dr. David Feller-Kopman to the show. Dr. Feller-Kopman is an associate professor of medicine and Otolaryngology and the director of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology here at Johns Hopkins. I interview him about pleural effusions including what they are, where they come from, how to categorize them, how to treat them and how to deal with them if they recur.
The NEJM article on the use of TPA and DNAse is here: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1012740#t=abstract