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Oct 11, 2019

What should we think about issues regarding the Perioperative Ischemic Evaluation Study (POISE)? Is it time to treat men and women equally when it comes to haemoglobin levels? What advice should we give to clinicians who are managing change at a hospital? What should our approach to iron be and can interventions make...

Oct 3, 2019

Thrombosis is the commonest cause of death and disability worldwide, antithrombotic therapy is incredibly beneficial but it promotes bleeding; how then do we manage anticoagulation in the peri-operative period? How do you assess a patient's risk of bleeding? When should you consider bridging? What are we to think as...

Sep 26, 2019

This piece gives an insight into how the insights of an ex-colorectal surgeon can be blended with the understandings of a medical administrator; how can those two roles work together and understand each other more?

There's a useful Perioperative Coach segment which outlines "Stop Bang" here:

Aug 21, 2019

Why does the complex pain patient need ‘perioperative pain medicine’ to optimize outcomes of surgery? This piece faces the realities behind a perioperative approach which tries to prevent or manage cases of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) during surgery and the postoperative period. Should chronic pain be...

Aug 18, 2019

How do we accurately calculate the risks to our patients? What are the best tools for the right circumstances? Where can we find data to improve these methods?

Originally titled "50 shades of grey, how (in)accurate are risk prediction scores" the slides from this talk are here: