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Mar 31, 2020

Preoperative risk stratification; what is are the risks and controversies behind preoperative exercise testing and the six minute walk test? This piece looks at the evidence behind both and some practical guidance for informing clinical care.

Does the six minute walk test predict complications? What is the true value...


Mar 27, 2020

The historical focus in prehabilitation has been on exercise, how can the insights of psychology and behaviour change techniques be applied to the field? Should psychosocial outcomes and behaviour change be factored into your practice?

There's consistent evidence that anxiety around the time of diagnosis is predictive...


Mar 20, 2020

Can delirium, the most frequent complication in an elderly patient, be tackled with multimodal prehabilitation? This piece explains how that challenge is being investigated at the moment. A link to the paper is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6564537/

Presented by Ties Lukas Janssen, General Surgery...


Mar 7, 2020

"The predominant emotion was fear..."; this piece is essential listening for every TopMedTalk listener who really cares about the experience of their patients. Hear what it was like to participate in the pioneering, tailored exercise training programme, The Encourage Trial. Also, find out about "the Buddy Scheme" and...


Mar 4, 2020

 

Frailty is a common condition which has been topical in geriatric medicine for some time but now it is appearing in the surgical and anaesthetic literature. This talk explores how our understanding and discussion has improved regarding a condition that is still yet to have a clear, universally accepted, definition....