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2015 Perioperative Medicine Short Course

 


 

Express Your Interest - 2015 course

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Thank you for your interest.

 


Enrol in the The Diploma and Master in Medicine (Perioperative Medicine)!

We are proud to announce that in conjunction with Monash University and the Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, a formal masters in medicine programme, with specialisation in perioperative medicine was launched in 2013.

For further information on the course please follow the link below.

www.masters.periopmedicine.org.au

If you are interested in receiving further information about the 2014 Short Course or Masters programme, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email Ms Aushra Saldukas (Course Organiser)

 

Best wishes and thank you for your interest,

Perioperative Medicine Short Course Organisers

 

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Journal Watch

The association of the distance walked in 6 min with pre-operative peak oxygen consumption and complications 1 month after colorectal resection.

nrcardio.2012.98-i1The association of the distance walked in 6 min with pre-operative peak oxygen consumption and complications 1 month after colorectal resection.
 Lee et al. Anaesthesia (2013;68: 811-16) - DOI: 10.1111/anae.12329

This article looks at a simple and cheap alternative to CPET testing to objectively assess a patient’s functional capacity. The study looks at the predictive ability of the six-minute walk test in predicting complications in patients presenting for colorectal surgery.

 


Consensus guidelines for the management of PONV

Syringe Phial  4a65a83394998 w235Consensus guidelines for the management of PONV
Anesthesia and Analgesia  2014 ; 118: 85-113) - DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000002

These recently released guidelines present the most recent data on postoperative nausea and vomiting. They are the most recent update from 2 previous guidelines published in 2003 and 2007. These guidelines provide an evidence-based reference tool for the management of patients presenting for surgery and at increased risk of PONV.


 

Myocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery

Heart ant wall infarctionMyocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery:  A large, international, prospective cohort study establishing diagnostic criteria, characteristics, predictors, and 30-day Outcomes.
Botto et al. Anesthesiology (2014; 120: 564-78) DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000113

This article looks in detail at Myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS). Specifically it follows on from the VISION study published in 2012 in JAMA. This international, prospective cohort study aimed to determine the diagnostic criteria, characteristics, predictors and 30-day outcomes of MINS.

 

 


 

Aspirin in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery

aspirin-chPOISE 2 - NEJM 
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401105

The POISE-2 results have been released to widespread anticipation in the NEJM. The authors are to be congratulated in analysing one of the largest studies in perioperative medicine to date, with over 10,000 patients. The authors reviewed those patients who had been already on aspirin (termed aspirin continuation stratum) vs those patients placed on aspirin for 7 days perioperatively.

Overall aspirin administration had no effect on a composite endpoint of mortality and non-fatal myocardial infarction. It tend cause a higher rate of bleeding. Many questions remain including what to make of the subset of patients who have had previous coronary stenting.