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Periop SIG18 | Perioperative frailty - panel discussion

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Release Date: 08/01/2019

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It's widely understood that high value care during, before and immediately after surgery is optimal whereas poor quality care in the perioperative period produces long term difficulties which are compounded by the acute stresses produced during and immediately after a procedure. This talk covers three main areas; surgical care for patients in Greater Manchester, "ERAS+"; prehabilitation for cancer, for the population of Greater Manchester; how Manchester has supported patients during the time of COVID19. This piece is mentioned in the introduction and serves as a useful compliment to the talk,...

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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 perform some tasks related to these processes remotely? Presented by Steve Wooton, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

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"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 it is to this that we must look if we want to understand what the future may hold for prehabilitation. This piece takes a pragmatic approach toward the task of ensuring information and datasets are widely applicable, as free from bias as possible and ultimately standardised by...

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How important is it to screen patients and measure their fitness prior to surgery? What is exercise training in the preoperative period? There is a very clear relationship between physical fitness and mortality. Importantly, when we think of prehabilitation, or exercise training, it's good to remember that you get the greatest benefit in the most unfit patients, in terms of mortality reductions. The "pandemic ... of physical inactivity worldwide" is believed to cause more than 5 million deaths annually. The advantage of fitness in terms of predicting perioperative outcomes is it is an...

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This wide ranging talk asks where and how we should focus on the needs of postoperative care patients. "Brain care has an impact way beyond the acute surgical episode"; how do we minimise the risks of a poor outcome when it comes to postoperative care? "Advanced recovery from anaesthesia and surgery" is a talk originally given at the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between November 7th-9th 2019. Presented by Professor Jacqueline Close, Principal Research Fellow, NeuRA...

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This piece has been released to coincide with the first virtual International Fluid Academy Day (IFAD). TopMedTalk listeners have enjoyed following the meeting annually for some time now; we're equally as excited about their online proposition. Find out more here: This piece digs deep into the realities of coping with COVID 19 patients who have had their care escalated to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); "we don't seem to be looking at our typical sepsis patients who get multiple organ failure in the classical way" and "you're surprised at how young some of the patients are...". Our guest...

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This piece has been released to coincide with the first virtual International Fluid Academy Day (IFAD). TopMedTalk listeners have enjoyed following the meeting annually for some time now; we're equally as excited about their online proposition. Find out more here: The Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) is a vital part of the process needed to more widely implement sensible practice which, using a clear evidence base, provides better value care with more positive outcomes for the patient. POQI continues to provide its work in an attempt to clarify fundamental concepts in perioperative...

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This piece has been released to coincide with the first virtual International Fluid Academy Day (IFAD). TopMedTalk listeners have enjoyed following the meeting annually for some time now; we're equally as excited about their online proposition. This piece is a chance to hear a now famous discussion which TopMedTalk recorded at the Peroperative Quality Initiative (POQI) at Washington Duke University in Durham. The discussion is predominately about total body water, electrolytes and the movement of fluid around the body; the idea of circulation of interstitial fluid; the Starling Curve and...

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This piece focuses upon the unique 'Collaborative Clinical Trials in Anaesthesia biennial conference', of which this was the fifth, organised in Prato, Italy, by Monash University. TopMedTalk was given the chance to listen in on this cutting edge gathering of trialists, academics and practitioners as it happened. We take a deeper dive on the history behind this very special meeting, how it works and special moments from the meeting. Learn how some of the big trials gather pace and how major studies get established. The ANZCA Clinical Trials Network is here: More detail on the African Surgical...

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This piece focuses upon goal directed fluid therapy, with an automated system, for decision support; "a step between a simple monitor and a fully automated system". The "proof of concept" paper we highlight towards the end of the podcast, "Feasibility of closed-loop titration of norepinephrine infusion in patients undergoing moderate - and high-risk surgery" has now been published and can be found here: This paper here "Perioperative goal directed therapy using automated closed-loop fluid management: the future?" is also referenced: You may also find this piece, which our guest is also part...

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This panel discussion provides a vital and thought provoking insight into frailty in a perioperative patient. Further, as perioperative medicine evolves, how do we know enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) works? Are there any large randomised controlled trials that prove it?

This piece is moderated by Dr Ming Loh, Staff Specialist Geriatrician and Clinical Lecturer at Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney, Clinical Lead for the Orthogeriatric Service, Subacute Rehabilitation Ward and Falls Clinic, and features; Ruth E. Hubbard, Professor in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland, Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Head of School for PA-Southside Clinical Unit, with Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and David Storey, Head of Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit (APPMU), Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne; Director, Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences (MCATS) research platform.