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Sep 3, 2019

This piece focuses on the article "The malnourished surgery patient, a silent epidemic in perioperative outcomes?" which you can find here: https://journals.lww.com/co-anesthesiology/Abstract/2019/06000/The_malnourished_surgery_patient__a_silent.23.aspx

The Perioperative Quality Initiative is here:


Aug 27, 2019

This piece gets into the detail regarding one of the big talking points in perioperative medicine over the last year or so; what is the impact of intraoperative hypotension on post operative outcomes?

Further discussion encompases the modern uses of a pulmonary artery catheter.

If you enjoyed hearing Andy Shaw's take on...


Aug 20, 2019

The Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI) Monitor takes 2.6 million features from a single waveform which it then applies to 150 million different wave forms looking for factors which can predict hypotension.

It's the first fully approved foray into predictive analyitics for the world of anaesthesia.

This conversation...


Aug 13, 2019

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, (ERAS) is a familiar concept to the typical TopMedTalk listener but what is ERAS+?

How can you target high risk surgery patients with a comprehensive plan for them to help themselves get a better outcome? From managing expectations, to breathing exercises all the way up to significant...


Aug 6, 2019

Is it fair to say that prehabilitation is the new direction for practitioners of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)?

Discussion expands into patient awareness initatives, The Macmillan Cancer Support, Principles and guidance for prehabilitation guide mentioned is here: