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Release Date: 01/18/2020

COVID 19 | Desiree and Monty show art COVID 19 | Desiree and Monty

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This week begins with an update on Monty's progress after his COVID 19 diagnosis. Have the symptoms returned or is he back to his usual self? One thing we know for certain when it comes to this virus and our treatment of it's symptoms; it is a dynamic situation. Management of the COVID patient is constantly changing. Do we treat our patients as having Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or do we take a standard approach to ventilation? This piece looks at how our understanding of COVID 19 is developing as more evidence comes in. There then follows a conversation about the various uses...

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TopMedTalk | Burn out - a frank discussion show art TopMedTalk | Burn out - a frank discussion

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Burn out and stress management have been an important theme on TopMedTalk recently, here we have a top medical professional sharing their story in relation to the topic. How do we describe "burn out", are certain words a barrier to discussion? How do we cut through to people who are most likely to suffer from this incredibly dangerous condition? Is the medical profession finally making progress here? Our interview with Sasha Shillcut is here "Sunday Special | Burn out": https://www.topmedtalk.com/sunday-special-burn-out/ This piece was originally streamed live from ‘The Society of...

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EBPOM 2019 | Ernest Henry Starling Plenary Lecure, Andrew Shaw, Fluid therapy in the 2020s show art EBPOM 2019 | Ernest Henry Starling Plenary Lecure, Andrew Shaw, Fluid therapy in the 2020s

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This hugely important talk was the centerpiece of EBPOM 2019 and, appropriately enough, it focuses on a big topic for us here at TopMedTalk; the future of fluid therapy. Originally given as the EBPOM 2019 Ernest Henry Starling plenary lecture the talk is complimented by this piece which was recorded on the same day: Where is the latest thinking on fluid therapy, what new evidence and understandings do we now have? Presented by Dr Andrew Shaw, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Zone Clinical Department Head for...

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Women in Anaesthesia Part 6 | Carol Peden show art Women in Anaesthesia Part 6 | Carol Peden

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This week's Women In Anaesthesia focuses in on TopMedTalk favourite Carol Peden. The British Journal of Anaesthesia article, which inspired this series, is here: -- "The Power of The Interdisciplinary Team"; introducing the Enhanced Recovery team from Keck Medical Center at The University of Southern California (USC). Our guests kindly share an email address you can contact them on: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests Professor Carol Peden, Robin Cresner, CCRN, Dr Shane Dickinson, anesthesiologist and Snow Shoo Son; The Enhanced Recovery Team from Keck Medical...

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TopMedTalk | African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS-2) show art TopMedTalk | African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS-2)

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This piece focuses upon the African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS-2). More than a thousand people across Africa have combined forces to make this research into perioperative medicine in a resource limited environment happen. We know patients in Africa are twice as likely to die following surgery when compared to the global average, why is this? How does "failure to rescue" play into this? The website mentioned in this piece for more details: Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guest Bruce Biccard, consultant anaesthetist at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Director,...

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COVID 19 | An update on patient, Professor Monty Mythen show art COVID 19 | An update on patient, Professor Monty Mythen

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This piece is a reliable first hand account of COVID 19, directly from a patient, our Editor in Chief Monty Mythen. "This kind of reassurance that seemed to go with it, to seem to say to people: 'nah, nah, nah, it's ok; you've just got a bit of a sore throat and a bit of a dribbly nose, crack on!' Was not supported by the available evidence at all" How is Monty feeling? What are the actual symptoms of COVID 19? Why has misleading information been apparently knowingly released regarding this? What are the details on The Nightingale Hospital in London? Further discussion includes best practice...

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COVID 19 | Professor Tim Cook, Bath, UK show art COVID 19 | Professor Tim Cook, Bath, UK

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"We're not a big teaching hospital [...] and I think there is a slightly different perspective..." This piece focuses on the realities of preparing for and dealing with COVID 19 patients in the town of Bath in the UK. Innovation with staff training, cautionary tales regarding our advance warning of the current situation and fluctuating guidelines are the opening points of discussion before a fascinating deep dive into the potential merits of video laryngoscopy. Further discussion includes reflections on the anaesthetics and forms of treatment which might be used in such a case. Presented by...

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Periop Medicine SIG | It's a team sport - panel discussion show art Periop Medicine SIG | It's a team sport - panel discussion

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The team aspect of perioperative care is an essential element, this piece gets into the details as thought leaders and key opinion makers engage with the debate regarding how that actually works in practice. Moderated by Ross Kerridge, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia, often cited as 'the father of Modern Perioperative Medicine'; the panel consists of, Charlie Corke, Associate Professor, Senior Intensive Care Specialist, Barwon Health, Kerin Fielding, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, Australia School of Medicine, Sydney and Don Campbell, Professor of Medicine at Monash...

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TopMedTalk | Wireless wearables on the ward, the new www revolution? show art TopMedTalk | Wireless wearables on the ward, the new www revolution?

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This piece dives into "The new www revolution?: Wireless Wearables on the Ward". Improving the monitoring of patients on the wards is an exciting prospect for any modern practitioner and as personal health monitoring technology becomes mainstream for the public it's surely an inevitable part of the future of medicine. The website mentioned in the podcast is here: The Global burden of postoperative death - The Lancet is here: This paper in The Lancet is also mentioned: Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Frederic Michard of MiCo Consulting. Like this, want more?...

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COVID 19 | Resource management, COVID patient management and innovation from New Jersey, USA show art COVID 19 | Resource management, COVID patient management and innovation from New Jersey, USA

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This piece takes a look at the frontline fight against COVID 19 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in New Jersey, USA. Details of airway, ventilation and hemodynamic management are discussed with the director of Critical care and Anesthesiology. Resource management is a clear front runner as the virus creates a public health emergency for medics to try to battle. Additional beds and treatment facilities are being prepared, what other innovations are being brought to the fore. Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guests Michael Scott, M.B., Ch.B. Professor of...

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This piece looks at The WAVi Headset which allows for a multi-faceted panoramic assessment of brain performance. Hear how this device is used to assess the health of one of our most vital organs.

For more detail check out the website here: https://wavimed.com/

Presented by Desiree Chappell with her guest Rob Martin, Chief Operating Officer at WAVi.