Episode 119: STOP-IT Trial with Rob Sawyer

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.

Reference:

STOP-IT Trial: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411162

Episode 118: Mother’s Day

In this 118th episode which we are publishing a few days before Mother’s Day, 2019, I welcome Dr. Gillian Isaac to the show to discuss the challenges of being a mother and a trainee and some important advice for how to make it through and feel supported. Happy Mother’s Day and Thank you to all you amazing mother’s out there!

Episode 117: Global Surgery with Matt Danley

In this 117th episode I welcome Dr. Matt Danley to the show to discuss his recent trip to Kenya, the different approaches to global health in surgery and anesthesia, and some of the ways to get involved.

Matt’s email: Matt.Danley@gmail.com

Links:

LancetGlobalSurgery.org

SafeSurgery2020.org

Lifebox.org

Episode 116: Overview of Pediatric Anesthesia with Bommy Mershon

In this 116th episode I welcome Dr. Bommy Mershon to the show. We discuss pediatric anesthesiology including how kids differ from adults, pre-op meds, IV vs. inhaled inductions, parental presence, choosing a tube, when to put on monitors, how to do an inhaled induction, controversies around succinylcholine, weight-based dosing, deep extubation, laryngospasm, emergency delirium, regional anesthesia and pressers. Please note the original release referred to intranasal dexmedetomidine dosing as mg/kg instead of mcg/kg. The correct units are mcg/kg and the audio has now been updated to reflect that.

We also launch our ACCRAC theme music composed by Dr. Dennis Kuo! Check out his website at studymusicproject.com

References:

  1. Cote and Lerman’s A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Fifth Edition.
  2. Kain, Zeev. 2013 ASA Anesthesiology 2013 Refresher Course: Preoperative Evaluation, Premedication, and Induction of Anesthesia in Infants and Children https://www.apsf.org/article/in-my-opinion-a-debate-is-succinylcholine-safe-for-children/
  3. McAuliffe G1, Bissonnette B, Boutin C. Should the routine use of atropine before succinylcholine in children be reconsidered? Can J Anaesth. 1995 Aug;42(8):724-9.
  4. Patel, Davantral. Epidural anesthesia for children. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain. 2006 April;6(2):63-66. https://academic.oup.com/bjaed/article/6/2/63/305090
  5. McCann ME, et al. Neurodevelopmental outcome at 5 years of age after general anaesthesia or awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international, muticentre, randomised, controlled equivalence trial. Lancet. 2019 Feb;393(10172):664-677 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32485-1/fulltext
  6. Andrew J. Davidson, M.B.B.S., M.D., F.A.N.Z.C.A.; Lena S. Sun, M.D., F.A.A.P., D.A.B.A.. Clinical Evidence for Any Effect of Anesthesia on the Developing Brain Anesthesiology 2018 April; 128(4):840-853. http://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?articleid=2664912&resultClick=1

Episode 115: The Contaminated Airway with Steve Freiberg

In this 115th episode I welcome Dr. Steven Freiberg back to the show to discuss management of the contaminated airway.

References:

Han, S; Fisher, J. Airway Management During Persistent Flooding Of the Oropharyngeal Airway.  Anesthesiology News. 2016. March.

Joshi, R; Hypes, C; et al.  Difficult Airway Characteristics Associated with First-Attempt Failure at Intubation Using Video Laryngoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit.  Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Mar;14(3):368-375

Stockton, E.; Lockey, D; et. al.  Contamination of the airway in pre-hospital trauma patients. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2008. May; 25:188

Uday, J; McCunn, M; et al. Management of the Traumatized Airway.  Anesthesiology. 2016, Vol.124, 199-206

Episode 114: The Business of Anesthesia with Jerry Stonemetz

In this 114th episode I welcome Dr. Jerry Stonemetz to the show to discuss the business side of Anesthesiology. Specifically we discuss billing, compliance, contract negotiation and Jerry’s thoughts on where the industry is heading.

Slides are here:

Episode 113: Anesthesia for Aneurysm Clipping With Dave Mintz

In this 113th episode I welcome Dr. David Mintz back to the show to discuss anesthesia for intracranial aneurysm clipping.

References:

Chapter 13 Anesthetic management of cerebral aneurysm surgery in Cottrell and Young, Neuroanesthesia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25014255

Episode 112: Anesthesia for ECT with Christina Miller

In this 112th episode I welcome Dr. Christina Miller to the show to discuss Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).

References:

Ding Z, White PF. Anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy. Anesth Analg. 2002 May;94(5):1351-64.

Sadowksy, Jonathan. Electroconvulsvie Therapy: A History of Controversy, but Also of Help.  The Conversation. Scientific American.  January 13, 2017.

Wright, M.D., Bruce A. (1990) “An Historical Review of Electroconvulsive Therapy,” Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry: Vol. 8 : Iss. 2 , Article 10.

Nishihara F, Saito S. Pre-ictal bispectral index has a positive correlation with seizure duration during electroconvulsive therapy. Anesth Analg. 2002 May;94(5):1249-52, table of contents.

Gombar S, Aggarwal D, Khanna AK, Gombar KK, Chavan BS. The bispectral electroencephalogram during modified electroconvulsive therapy under propofol anesthesia: relation with seizure duration and awakening. J ECT. 2011 Jun;27(2):114-8.

Sartorius A, Muñoz-Canales EM, Krumm B, Krier A, Andres FJ, Bender HJ, Henn FA. ECT anesthesia: the lighter the better? Pharmacopsychiatry. 2006 Nov;39(6):201-4. 

Sebel PS, Bowdle TA, Ghoneim MM, Rampil IJ, Padilla RE, Gan TJ, Domino KB. The incidence of awareness during anesthesia: a multicenter United States study. Anesth Analg. 2004 Sep;99(3):833-9

Episode 111: Tracheostomies, Cricothyrotomies and ENT surgery with Dr. Zandy Hillel

In this 111th episode I welcome Dr. Zandy Hillel to the show. Dr. Hillel is an otolaryngologist here at Johns Hopkins and we discuss tracheostomies, Cricothyrotomies, laryngeal surgery and difficult airways.

References:

Crichothyrotomies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30054081

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30726035

Difficult Airway Response Teams:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26086513

Episode 110: Financial Planning For Healthcare Providers With Justin Harvey

In this 110th episode I welcome Justin Harvey to the show. Justin is a financial planner with an interest in helping anesthesiologists and pain specialists make the best possible financial choices. We discuss financial planning, managing loan repayment, and investing.

Justin’s email: Justin@quantifiplanning.com

Justin’s podcast: AnesthesiaSuccess.com

Justin’s financial planning company: www.quantifiplanning.com

XY Planning network: https://www.xyplanningnetwork.com

Student Loan Planner: https://www.studentloanplanner.com

Resources for getting started with investing:
https://investor.vanguard.com/investing/how-to-invest/asset-allocationhttps://www.marketwatch.com/lazyportfoliohttps://www.amazon.com/Investment-Answer-Daniel-C-Goldie/dp/1455503304/

Places to find a fee-only financial advisor:www.xyplanningnetwork.comwww.napfa.org


Other physician finance blogs Justin Recommends:

whitecoatinvestor.com

physicianonfire.comthephysicianphilosopher.com


A fun calculator to see how soon you can retire based on your monthly free cash flow: 

https://networthify.com/calculator/earlyretirement