Periop SIG18 | Perioperative Evaluation of the Cancer Patient
Release Date: 10/17/2019
"It was successful early on within the National Health Service.. [because] you could eliminate the cost of some unhelpful, unnecessary tests... referrals to other "-ologists"... in our system that works, because more work is just more work. It's not more money." Is the business case for prehabilitation a "slam dunk", as some enthusiasts claim? If so how do you measure value versus volume, is value always a subjective term and can the balance between the two be addressed? How does the NHS's "internal market" compare to the US's fee for service environment? Furthermore, where are the sensible...info_outline Screening assessment of nutritional fitness | EBPOM 2020 London
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.info_outline EBPOM Chicago | Anemia Management
"Studies suggest that even three fourths of patients may be anemic when they present for surgery and many of these patients are previously undiagnosed" This common problem is known to cause issues both within the perioperative period and beyond. How can we manage this condition and where does the latest data lead us? Following a presentation there is a panel discussion featuring questions from the EBPOM Chicago audience. Check out to find out how you can attend our online conferences. Make sure you also check out the article mentioned in this piece here: If you enjoyed this piece we suggest...info_outline Brain Health: Frailty, Delirium and Post-operative cognitive dysfunction Part 2 | Chicago 2020
This piece gets deep into a much needed discussion regarding frailty, delirium, post-operative cognitive dysfunction and brain health. Noted as one of the highlights of the year in our recent holiday specials and previously only available to attendees to the incredibly successful EBPOM Chicago 2020; go to www.ebpom.org now for more details on forthcoming events and special offers now. This piece is part two of two. This piece gets a mention "End of life decision planning in the perioperative setting: the elephant in the room?" The Global Council on Brain Health is here on the American...info_outline Brain Health: Frailty, Delirium and Post-operative cognitive dysfunction Part 1 | Chicago 2020
This piece gets deep into a much needed discussion regarding frailty, delirium, post-operative cognitive dysfunction and brain health. Noted as one of the highlights of the year in our recent holiday specials and previously only available to attendees to the incredibly successful EBPOM Chicago 2020; go to now for more details on forthcoming events and special offers. This piece gets a mention "End of life decision planning in the perioperative setting: the elephant in the room?" The Global Council on Brain Health is here on the American Association of Retired People's website: This is part...info_outline Frailty, Brain Health and Perioperative Cognitive Dysfunction | EBPOM Chicago
"Cognitive testing has been in the news ... there are recommendations for keeping pets mentally sound by implementing nutritional modifications, regular exercise and mental stimulation, we should certainly think about providing the same support to our geriatric patients." What does the latest research say about this vital issue? How is frailty defined? What's the clinical impact of preoperative cognitive dysfunction? Presented by Angela Bader, MD, MPH Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative...info_outline Methadone use in Perioperative Medicine | EBPOM Chicago
This talk examines the rationale for using methadone in our surgical patient population, reviews clinical trials that assess the effect of intraoperative methadone on post operative outcomes and discusses some unanswered questions related to the administration of this long acting opioid in the perioperative period. Presented by Glenn Murphy, Jeffery S. Vender Chair of Anesthesiology Research and Education and Director of Cardiac Anesthesia and Clinical Research at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. For more on...info_outline The Future of Prehabilitation "Standardisation of definitions and outcomes" | EBPOM 2020 London
"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...info_outline Getting "fit for surgery" | EBPOM 2020 London
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Cancer continues to present a seirous challenge to health care practitioners, particularly with elderly patients. Operations on cancer patients can occur for a variety of reasons, how do we ensure we make decisions that are right for them? Often cancer surgery is both urgent and emergent; the question of 'how long do we have to prepare' is paramount. How do we get patients to a surgical option that may be curative? How do we deal wirth "deconditioned" patients who have been subjected to difficult treatments as part of their cancer care? What are immune checkpoint inhibitors? What is 'targeted chemotherapy'? What are the pulmonary side effects of chemotherapy? Furthermore who do we deal with anemia in cancer Patients?
Finally the talk focuses upon post operative care.
The fuller version of this talk is supported by slides which you can see here: http://www.anzca.edu.au/documents/01-sunil-sahai_periop-evaluation-of-cancer-patient.pdf
Presented by Sunil K. Sahai, MD, FAAP, FACP, Co-Director, The PeriOperative Evaluation & Management Center Section Chief & Professor of Medicine, Section of Consultative Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Centre.
Brought to you by the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) in association with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand at the 7th annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine.
The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) has three aims; improve patient safety and outcomes, share knowledge and collaborate with specialty groups, develop the specialty of perioperative medicine with various craft groups.
For more information follow this link here: http://www.anzca.edu.au/fellows/special-interest-groups/perioperative-medicine