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Jun 30, 2018

This is the opening address and first presentation - originally streamed live on - taken from the hugely successful "EBPOM-USA: Masters Course, A Perioperative Care Practicum".

Hear the full presentation from Professor Sol Aronson, a tenured professor at Duke University and Executive Vice Chairman in...

Jun 29, 2018

How and where do you measure a patient's temperature? This is a detailed answer to a frequently asked question, various methods are discussed.

This piece is taken from a longer conversation to be found here:

This edition of TopMedTalk was recorded at The Institute...

Jun 28, 2018

This is another excerpt from "Controversies in perioperative medicine"; "The Great Fluid Debate". A fascinating piece containing Dr Tim Miller's enthusiastic advocation of goal directed fluid therapy and then the subsequent debate that follows.

It ends up moving into the subject of 'enhanced recovery...

Jun 27, 2018

Effect of intraoperative hyperoxia on the incidence of surgical site infections: a meta-analysis

B. Cohen, Y.N. Schacham, K. Ruetzler, S. Ahuja, D. Yang, E.J. Mascha, A.B. Barclay, M.H. Hung, D.I.

Whether supplemental intraoperative oxygen reduces surgical site infections remains unclear. Recent...

Jun 26, 2018

Fluid Matters - the ‘nil by mouth’ or ‘NPO’ debate

This piece is taken from "The Great Fluid Debate", it's about changes in practice that have been implimented both in the UK and at various medical centres in the US. Hear how and why the old 'nil by mouth' or ‘NPO’ policy has changed in many instances.