Episode 2: A Crisis of Adrenal Proportions
Aug 07, 2019
In this episode of the APEX Live Anesthesia Podcast, we will briefly review the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, talk about glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids, and discuss when to supplement and why. We’ll talk about the serious crisis that can occur when insufficient amounts of these hormones are available. We’ll finish by discussing what the evidence says about important topics related to steroids such as the best dose for PONV prophylaxis, should they be given for pain management, and if steroid administration perioperatively affects site infections or cancer recurrence.
What You'll Learn
- What is the difference between glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids, and which should I administer?
- What does it mean to have acute adrenal insufficiency?
- What is the best dose for PONV prophylaxis?
- Does a single dose of steroid perioperatively affect site infection or cancer recurrence?
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