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May 15, 2021

What do we mean by "nutritionally fit" and why does it matter? How do we identify those most at risk in terms of screening and assessment and what's the difference between these two processes? How can we use screening and assessment to triage patients into care? Also, in the time of COVID19, are there ways we can...

May 9, 2021

"The main challenge around the variability in the perioperative period is nomenclature, definitions and standardized endpoints. Well designed and well conducted randomized control trials determine effectiveness to an unbiased comparison of outcomes, events, or endpoints between intervention groups".

If data is destiny...

May 8, 2021

"In this session, we're going to talk about the importance of fitness, frailty, function and perioperative medicine."

Fitness, frailty and function are overlapping concepts. In the UK, about quarter of patients will be over the age of 65 by 2034. As patients age they may develop comorbidities. These factors combine to...

May 7, 2021

"Perhaps assessing functional performance is something that we've overlooked in medicine"

This piece is about the role of functional assessment and status in perioperative medicine.

The Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) can be found here:

The Mini Cog assessment is...

May 6, 2021

"I hope to impress upon you that this is a topic that we can and must do better at ... no malnourished patient should ever have elective surgery without having a nutrition assessment done"

This piece is presented in two parts; this is part 2.

Using perioperative nutrition to optimize our patients outcomes; data shows us...