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Behind the Knife is the world’s #1 surgery podcast.  From high-yield educational topics to interviews with leaders in the field, Behind the Knife delivers the information you need to know.  Tune in for timely, relevant, and engaging content designed to help you DOMINATE THE DAY!

Behind the Knife is more than a podcast.  Visit http://www.behindtheknife.org to learn more.  

    Journal Review in Emergency General Surgery: Cholecystitis in Pregnancy

    Journal Review in Emergency General Surgery: Cholecystitis in Pregnancy

    Your patient is pregnant in her third trimester and she has acute cholecystitis...a relatively common but unnerving scenario.  What do you do?!  Do you operate?  Do you observe?  What about the baby?  Tune in and get the information you need to best care for this patient. 

    Hosts: Drs. Graham Skelhorne-Gross, Ashlie Nadler and Jordan Nantais. 

    Papers reviewed: 

    1) Fong, Z. et. al. Cholecystectomy during the third trimester of pregnancy: proceed or delay? J Am Coll Surg. 2019. 228 (4): 494-502.

    2) Hong. J. et. al. Considering delay of cholecystectomy in the third trimester of pregnancy. Surg Endosc. 2020. Online ahead of print.

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    • 40 min
    BTK/ANNALS JOURNAL CLUB #18: RESIDENT WELLNESS, BURNOUT, AND PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT

    BTK/ANNALS JOURNAL CLUB #18: RESIDENT WELLNESS, BURNOUT, AND PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT

    Dr. Yue-Yung Hu, Dr. Ryan Ellis, and Dr. Rhami Khorfan discuss two key new papers discussing optimizing resident achievement and well-being. Check out the papers at these links!

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33605580/
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33491973/

    • 42 min
    Journal Review in Surgical Critical Care: Renal Dysfunction in the Intensive Care Unit

    Journal Review in Surgical Critical Care: Renal Dysfunction in the Intensive Care Unit

    Episode Description




    The timing of renal replacement therapy remains controversial and may be influenced by local resources, availability and institutional practices. In this episode from the Surgical Critical Care team at Behind the Knife, we provide a brief overview, introduce a clinical scenario and discuss two contemporary articles on the timing of initiation. 

     

    Learning Objectives: 

    In this episode, we review the indications for renal replacement therapy, the different modalities of continuous replacement therapy, and discuss two randomized control trials that may help us answer the question of dialysis initiation.

    Hosts:

    Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD, MS (@BBankheadMD) is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

     

    Ryan Dumas, MD, FACS (@PMH_Trauma_RPD) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital.

     

    Caroline Park, MD, MPH, FACS (@CPark_MD) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital.

     

    Links to Papers Referenced in this Episode:

    Timing of Renal-Replacement Therapy in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury and Sepsis. N Engl J Med. 2018 Oct 11;379(15):1431-1442. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1803213.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30304656/

     

    Timing of Initiation of Renal-Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 16;383(3):240-251. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2000741.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32668114/

    • 31 min
    Clinical Challenges in Thoracic Surgery: Spontaneous Pneumothorax

    Clinical Challenges in Thoracic Surgery: Spontaneous Pneumothorax

    Intro:  Join Drs. Brian Louie, Peter White, and Megan Lenihan as they discuss the management of spontaneous pneumothorax in its various presentations.





    Learning Objectives




    -        Management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax

    -        Management of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax

    -        Operative intervention

    -        Nonoperative intervention

    -        Recognition and management of uncommon causes of pneumothorax





    Referenced Material




    ACCP guidelines for spontaneous pneumothorax: 





    https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(15)38241-6/




    BTS guidelines for spontaneous pneumothorax: 





    https://thorax.bmj.com/content/65/Suppl_2/ii18

    • 38 min
    Journal Review Endocrine Surgery: AAES 2021 Highlights

    Journal Review Endocrine Surgery: AAES 2021 Highlights

    Couldn’t log on to the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Meeting this year? No need to have FOMO, in this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at Behind the Knife, we review key abstract presentations from the meeting. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the studies, and how the results translate to clinical practice. Specifically, we go into screening and surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism after a diagnosis of nephrolithiasis, and the role of prophylactic central lymph node dissection, radioactive iodine, and radiofrequency ablation for papillary thyroid carcinoma. 

                     

    Dr. Michael Yeh is a Professor of Surgery at UCLA and serves as Section Chief of the UCLA Endocrine Surgery program which he established. 

     

    Dr. Masha Livhits is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department 

     

    Dr. James Wu is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department 

     

    Dr. Rivfka Shenoy is a PGY-5 General Surgery Resident at UCLA who has completed two years of research 

     

     

    Important Papers 

     

    Viola, D., Materazzi, G., Valerio, L., Molinaro, E., Agate, L., Faviana, P., Seccia, V., Sensi, E., Romei, C., Piaggi, P. and Torregrossa, L., 2015. Prophylactic central compartment lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma: clinical implications derived from the first prospective randomized controlled single institution study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 100(4), pp.1316-1324.

     

    Sippel, R.S., Robbins, S.E., Poehls, J.L., Pitt, S.C., Chen, H., Leverson, G., Long, K.L., Schneider, D.F. and Connor, N.P., 2020. A randomized controlled clinical trial: No clear benefit to prophylactic central neck dissection in patients with clinically node negative papillary thyroid cancer. Annals of Surgery, 272(3), pp.496-503.

     

    Alore, E.A., Suliburk, J.W., Ramsey, D.J., Massarweh, N.N., Balentine, C.J., Singh, H., Awad, S.S. and Makris, K.I., 2019. Diagnosis and management of primary hyperparathyroidism across the Veterans Affairs health care system. JAMA internal medicine, 179(9), pp.1220-1227.

     

    Ganesan, C., Weia, B., Thomas, I.C., Song, S., Velaer, K., Seib, C.D., Conti, S., Elliott, C., Chertow, G.M., Tamura, M.K. and Leppert, J.T., 2020. Analysis of primary hyperparathyroidism screening among US veterans with kidney stones. JAMA surgery, 155(9), pp.861-868.

    • 35 min
    Clinical Challenges in Colorectal Surgery: Endoscopic Management of Advanced Colorectal Polyps

    Clinical Challenges in Colorectal Surgery: Endoscopic Management of Advanced Colorectal Polyps

    You find a 2.3 cm polyp in the right colon during a screening colonoscopy.  Does this patient need a colectomy? Is polypectomy ok? What should I do?? Join Drs. Peter Marcello, Jonathan Abelson and Tess Aulet as they discuss the endoscopic management of advanced colorectal polyps. 

    Be sure to check out Behind the Knife's YouTube channel for the VideoCast version of this high-yield case: https://www.youtube.com/c/BehindTheKnifeTheSurgeryPodcast.  

     

    Interested in learning more about specific topics in Colorectal Surgery? Check out the Virtual Education Series in Colorectal Surgery on Sunday Evenings at 7 pm EST @CRSVirtualEd or visit our website at http://jc.kethman.org.

     

    References:

     

    Cohan JN, Donahue C, Pantel HJ, Ricciardi R, Kleiman DA, Read TE, Marcello PW. Endoscopic Step Up: A Colon-Sparing Alternative to Colectomy to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Patients With Advanced Neoplastic Polyps. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Jun;63(6):842-849. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001645. PMID: 32118624.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32118624/

     

    NCCN guidelines: https://www.nccn.org/guidelines/guidelines-detail?category=1&id=1428


     

    Kudo Classification: Kudo S, Tamura S, Nakajima T, Yamano H, Kusaka H, Watanabe H. Diagnosis of colorectal tumorous lesions by magnifying endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 1996; 44: 8-14 [PMID:8836710]



    UpToDate. Chromoendoscopy. Author:Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHSSection Editor:John R Saltzman, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAFDeputy Editor:Kristen M Robson, MD, MBA, FACG. Literature review current through: May 2021. | This topic last updated: Jan 14, 2021.



    Haggit and Kikuchi classification: Haggitt RC, Glotzbch RE, Soffer EE, Wruble LD. Prognostic factors in colorectal carcinomas arising in adenomas: implications for lesions removed by endoscopic polypectomy. Gastroenterology 1985; 89: 328-36. 

     

    • 38 min

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Best Surgical Podcast

As a surgical resident, this is one of the best podcasts! It offers conversations with surgical experts on a variety of topics and great ABSITE review as well. I always look forward to the new episodes and the topics and guest speakers are phenomenal.

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