ASRA RAPP Podcast Series

Join hosts Dr. Raj Gupta and Dr. Eric Schwenk as they address hot topics in regional anesthesia and pain medicine featuring guests from the ASRA community. The Regional Anesthesia and Pain Podcast (RAPP) features authors of significant publications to help explain their work, debates on the merits and pitfalls of new technology and therapy, and information on important events where you can participate with the ASRA community in person.  

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Episode Date of Recording Title Run Time
25 7/29/2018

ASRA 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting Preview

32:19
24 5/29/2018

Education in Ultrasound Regional Anesthesia

39:42
23 4/20/2018

Live from ASRA World Congress 2018 - Part 2

44:17
22 4/19/2018

Live from ASRA World Congress 2018 - Part 1

30:49
21 4/3/2018

Social Media for #ASRAWorld18

14:23
20 2/20/2018

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity Update - LAST

42:21
19 1/7/2018

Women in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

35:07
18 12/17/2017

World Congress 2018 Preview Pt 2: Acute Pain and Regional

43:35
17 10/8/2017

World Congress 2018 Preview Pt 1: Chronic Pain

29:15
16 9/29/2017

Acute Pain Management for Patients on Buprenorphine

35:19
15 8/17/2017

Preview of the ASRA Pain Medicine Meeting

37:59
14 8/10/2017

Additives for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

38:47
13 6/19/2017

Accreditation of the Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

34:34
12 4/28/2017

Recap of the 2017 ASRA Spring Meeting

32:52
11 4/6/2017

Live from the ASRA Spring 2017 Meeting in San Francisco

1:13:38
10 2/22/2017

Practice Management Portfolio

41:17
9 1/31/2017

Phrenic Nerve-Sparing Regional Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery

40:46
8 12/6/2016 DRG Stimulation and HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain 36:03
7 10/27/2016 Education in Regional Anesthesia 38:35
6 9/27/2016 Does Regional Anesthesia Affect Outcomes After Joint Surgery? 32:04
5 8/10/2016 Point-of-Care Ultrasound 34:19
4 7/26/2016 Perioperative Ketamine 37:28
3 6/27/2016 The Opioid Epidemic 36:08
2 5/12/2016 ACB Versus FNB for Knee Surgery 37:28
1 4/19/2016 Recap of ASRA Spring Meeting 2016 50:12

Episode 25: ASRA 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting Preview

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) discusses the exciting lecture and workshop program for ASRA's 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting being held November 15-17, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. He is joined by Asokumar Buvanendran (@Kumar_asra), Max Eckmann (@eckmann_max), and Ameet Nagpal (@Sympathy4TheDr, https://www.facebook.com/ameet.nagpal.121). Recorded 07/29/2018. 

The deadline to submit abstracts is September 5, 2018.
Early-bird registration ends September 28, 2018.
Learn more.
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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “Winter Wonderland". The band features Steve Breslin on vocals/guitars, Bryan Schwenk on guitars/vocals, Jeff Frederick on bass, and Eric Schwenk on drums.


Episode 24: Education in Ultrasound Regional Anesthesia

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss the role of ASRA's Education in Regional Anesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) and the current state of education in regional anesthesia. Recorded 05/29/2018.

Guests

  • Colin McCartney (@colinjmccartney) - Chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Danielle Ludwin - Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Jaime Ortiz (@JaimeOrtizMD) - Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Baylor College of Medicine

Make sure to check out the next two ASRA meetings #ASRAFall18 and #ASRASpring19 by going to www.asra.com for all the details.

Selected References

Choi S. & McCartney CJ. Evidence base for the use of ultrasound for upper extremity blocks: 2014 update. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016; 41(2), 242-50.

Helwani MA, Saied NN, Asaad B, Rasmussen S, & Fingerman ME. The current role of ultrasound use in teaching regional anesthesia: a survey of residency programs in the United States. Pain Med. 2012;13(10),1342–6.

Liu SS. Evidence basis for ultrasound-guided block characteristics onset, quality, and duration. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016;41(2), 205–20.

Lerman IR, Souzdalnitski D, Halaszynski T, Dai F, Guirguis M, Narouze SN. Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia simulation and trainee performance. Technique Reg Anesth Pain Manage. 2014;18(4)110-7.

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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “The Grind (9 to 5)" and "Unknown Night". The band features Steve Breslin on vocals/guitars, Bryan Schwenk on guitars/vocals, Jeff Frederick on bass, and Eric Schwenk on drums.


Episode 23: Live from ASRA World Congress 2018 - Part 2

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta), Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD), Gary Schwartz (@garyschwartzmd) and many of our friends from around the globe stop by the Exhibit Hall to discuss their second day experience at the ASRA World Congress 2018.  There’s definitely a lot of excitement in the air!  Recorded 04/20/2018.

#ASRAWorld18

#ASRALive

Make sure to check out the next two ASRA meetings #ASRAFall18 and #ASRASpring19 by going to www.asra.com for all the details.


Episode 22: Live from ASRA World Congress 2018 - Part 1

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta), Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD), Gary Schwartz (@garyschwartzmd) and many of our friends from around the globe stop by the Exhibit Hall to discuss their first day experience at the ASRA World Congress.  There’s definitely a lot of excitement in the air!  Recorded 04/19/2018.

#ASRAWorld18

#ASRALive

Make sure to check out the next two ASRA meetings #ASRAFall18 and #ASRASpring19 by going to www.asra.com for all the details.


Episode 21: Social Media for #ASRAWorld18

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta), Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD), and Anne Snively (@ASRA_Society) discuss all of the plans for Social Media, online meeting streaming, and in-person get togethers for the ASRA World Congress meeting starting April 18, 2018 in New York City.   Recorded 04/03/2018.

Follow these Hashtags during the meeting:

Find all of the Social Media Ambassadors to follow during the meeting at: http://www.asra.com/social


Episode 20: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity Update - LAST

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss management of LAST with the authors of the 2018 updated checklist and guidelines.  They are joined by Guy Weinberg (@lipidguy) and Joe Neal (@josephmnealmd).   Recorded 02/20/2018.


Episode 19: Women in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) are joined by Tina Doshi (@dr_tinadoshi), Andrea Nicol (@andreanicolmd), and Dan Warren (@DanWarrenMD).   Recorded 01/07/2018.


Episode 18: World Congress 2018 Preview Pt 2: Acute Pain and Regional

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss the innovative and exciting Acute Pain and Regional Program during the upcoming 2018 ASRA World Congress. They are joined by Asokumar Buvanendran (@Kumar_asra), Vincent Chan (@mail2vincechan), Nabil Elkassabany (@nelkassabany), and Jaime Baratta (@jattarab).   Recorded 12/17/2017.

There’s also a special interview with Ed Mariano (@EMARIANOMD) in the middle of the podcast, so don’t miss it!

Plus, here’s the link for the ASRA globe picture to print out and post on social media.  Use Hashtag #ASRAWorld18. 
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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “Winter Wonderland". The band features Steve Breslin on vocals/guitars, Bryan Schwenk on guitars/vocals, Jeff Frederick on bass, and Eric Schwenk on drums.


Episode 17: World Congress 2018 Preview Pt 1: Chronic Pain

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss all of the amazing lectures, workshops and experiences for chronic pain physicians during the upcoming 2018 ASRA World Congress. We are joined by Asokumar Buvanendran (@Kumar_asra), Vincent Chan (@mail2vincechan), and Carlos Pino (@CARLOSPINOMD). Recorded  10/08/2017. 

Join the ASRA selfie challenge! Print out this picture, take a selfie with it in your home town, and post on social media. Use hashtag #ASRAWorld18, and tag 5 of your friends: https://www.asra.com/page/1457/asra-selfie-challenge


Episode 16: Acute Pain Management for Patients on Buprenorphine

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss the challenges and management strategies for patients on buprenorphine in the perioperative period. Our guests for this show are Eugene Viscusi (@EugeneViscusiMD) from the Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia and Gary Schwartz (@garyschwartzmd) from Maimonides Medical Center and AABP LLC in Brooklyn NY.  Recorded 09/29/2017.

Selected References

  1. Anderson TA, Quaye ANA, Ward EN, Wilens TE, Hilliard PE, Brummett CM. To stop or not, that is the question: Acute pain management for the patient on chronic buprenorphine. Anesthesiology. 2017; 126:1180–6.
  2. Chen KY, Chen L, Mao J. Buprenorphine-naloxone therapy in pain management. Anesthesiology. 2014; 120:1262–74.

Episode 15: Preview of the ASRA Pain Medicine Meeting

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) have a wonderful conversation with Kevin Vorenkamp (@kevinvorenkamp), chair of the 16th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, and Kumar Buvanendran (@kumar_ASRA), president of ASRA, about the exciting speakers, topics, and workshops planned for the November meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Follow the meeting on social media with the hashtag #ASRAFall17. We also give you a sneak preview of the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine to be hosted by ASRA in April 2018 in New York City (#ASRAWorld18). Go to www.asra.com for all the details. 


Episode 14: Additives for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss the value and risks of additives used to extend analgesia with peripheral nerve blocks.  Our guests for this show are Chad Brummett (@drchadb) from the University of Michigan and Brian Williams (williamsba@umpc.edu) from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.  


Selected References

  1. Brummett, C. M., & Williams, B. A. (2011). Additives to local anesthetics for peripheral nerve blockade. International Anesthesiology Clinics, 49(4), 104–116. http://doi.org/10.1097/AIA.0b013e31820e4a49
  2. Marhofer, P., & Brummett, C. M. (2016). Safety and efficiency of dexmedetomidine as adjuvant to local anesthetics. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, 29(5), 632–637. http://doi.org/10.1097/ACO.0000000000000364
  3. Williams, B. A., Butt, M. T., Zeller, J. R., Coffee, S., & Pippi, M. A. (2015). Multimodal perineural analgesia with combined bupivacaine-clonidine-buprenorphine-dexamethasone: safe in vivo and chemically compatible in solution. Pain Medicine (Malden, Mass.), 16(1), 186–198. http://doi.org/10.1111/pme.12592
  4. Williams, B. A., Hough, K. A., Tsui, B. Y. K., Ibinson, J. W., Gold, M. S., & Gebhart, G. F. (2011). Neurotoxicity of adjuvants used in perineural anesthesia and analgesia in comparison with ropivacaine. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 36(3), 225–230. http://doi.org/10.1097/AAP.0b013e3182176f70

Episode 13: Accreditation of the Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

In this episode, Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss the origins and implications of the new ACGME accredited Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship with Ed Mariano (@EMARIANOMD) from the VA Palo Alto and Stanford University, Jaime Baratta (@jattarab) from Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Brian Allen (@Bfsallen) from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.


Episode 12: Recap of the 2017 ASRA Spring Meeting

In this episode, Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) recap some of the highlights from the 2017 ASRA Spring Meeting with Colin McCartney (@colinjmccartney) and Sandy Kopp.


Episode 11: Live from the ASRA Spring 2017 Meeting in San Francisco

In this episode, Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD), have face-to-face interviews with a lot of friends regarding their experience at the ASRA Spring Meeting.  This is an audio re-broadcast from Facebook Live on three separate days. #ASRASpring17 

Guests include:
Ed Mariano (@EMARIANOMD)
Asokumar Buvanendran (@Kumar_asra)
Suresh Santhanam (@SanthanamSuresh)
Andres Missair (@AndresMissair)
Ki Jinn Chin (@KiJinnChin)
Dan Warren (@DanWarrenMD)
Nabil Elkassabany (@nelkassabany)
Jaime Baratta (@jattarab)
Gary Schwartz (@garyschwartzmd)
Kellie Jaremko (@Neuro_Kellie)
Kanupriya Kumar (@KanupsKumar)


Episode 10: Practice Management Portfolio

Raj, Eric, and Alex describe the tremendous value of the practice management lectures, PBLDs, and workshops at the upcoming 42nd Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting being held April 6-8, 2017, in San Francisco. #ASRASpring17.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Alexandru Visan MD MBA, CEO Executive Cortex Consulting (@executivecortex)


Episode 9: Phrenic Nerve-Sparing Regional Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery

Raj, Eric, and Nabil discuss the variety of regional anesthesia options for shoulder surgery to avoid phrenic nerve block.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Nabil Elkassabany MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (@nelkassabany)
Article:

Episode 8: DRG Stimulation and HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation  for Chronic Pain

Raj, Eric, Gary, and Larry discuss the differences between spinal cord stimulator, high-frequency SCS, and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation.

Hosts:

- Raj Gupta MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:

- Gary Schwartz MD, Maimonides Medical Center and AABP (@garyschwartzmd)
- Larry Epstein MD, Mount Sinai Hospital (@gdtrfb58)

Articles:


Episode 7: Education in Regional Anesthesia

Raj, Eric, Ed, and Colin discuss the state of education in regional anesthesia and the role of simulation in this training.

Hosts:

- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:

- Ed Mariano, MD, Stanford University & VA Palo Alto Health Care (@Emarianomd)
- Colin McCartney, MBChB PhD, University of Ottawa & The Ottawa Hospital (@colinjmccartney)

Articles:

• Education in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Lots of Learning Left To Do 
• Determining the Learning Curve for Acquiring Core Sonographic Skills for Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Block 
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Ultrasound Versus Nerve Stimulator Guidance for Axillary Brachial Plexus Block  
• Learning and Teaching Motor Skills in Regional Anesthesia - A Different Perspective 


Episode 6: Does Regional Anesthesia Affect Outcomes After Joint Surgery?

Raj, Eric, Chris, Laura, and Mark discuss the impact of regional anesthesia to surgical site infections and mortality after joint surgery.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Christopher Wu, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Laura Lahaye, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Mark Neuman, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Episode 5: Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Raj Gupta, Eric Schwenk, Anahi Perlas, Jan Boublik, Stephen Haskins discuss point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and where its place is in modern anesthesiology practice.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Anahi Perlas, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital (@PerlasAnahi)
- Jan Boublik, Stanford University School of Medicine (@jan1boublik)
- Stephen Haskins, Hospital for Special Surgery (@shaskinsMD)


Episode 4: Perioperative Ketamine

Raj Gupta, Eric Schwenk, Chris Sobey, and Jaime Baratta discuss the pros and cons of using ketamine for analgesia and with the hope to reduce perioperative opioid consumption.

Video: https://youtu.be/hSmqVAn0DMQ

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Chris Sobey, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dextermorgansr)
- Jaime Baratta, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@jattarab)


Episode 3: The Opioid Epidemic

Raj and Eric discuss the current status of the opioid epidemic with their guests Dr. Ed Mariano and Dr. Anita Gupta.

What is the significance of the American Medical Association’s decision to no longer have pain as the 5th vital sign? Where did this problem arise from? What is the role of physicians in helping solve this problem?

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health System (@EMARIANOMD)
- Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, Drexel University School of Medicine (@DocAnitaGupta)


Episode 2: ACB Versus FNB for Knee Surgery

Both adductor canal block (ACB) and femoral nerve block (FNB) are frequently used for knee surgery (i.e., ACL, TKA). In this episode of RAPP, physicians discuss "Adductor Canal Blocks Versus Femoral Nerve Blocks for Knee Surgery." Which is better? Is one better for ACL versus total knee arthroplasty? What problems are encountered? Join our guests for an enlightening discussion about this current and important topic.


Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Guests:
- Stephen Choi, MD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto
- Nabil Elkassabany, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
- Nasir Hussain, Central Michigan University College of Medicine
- Tony Machi, MD, UT Southwestern
- Sarah Madison, MD, Stanford University


Episode 1: Recap of ASRA Spring Meeting 2016

Hosts Rajnish Gupta, MD, and Eric Schwenk, MD, are joined by Drs Jeff Gadsden, Rosie Hogg, Ankeet Udani, and Nabil Elkassabany for a recap of some of the highlights from the 41st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting held March 31-April 2, 2016, in New Orleans, LA.

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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “Funkcore," "Unknown Night," and "The Grind (9 to 5)." The band features Steve Breslin on vocals/guitars, Bryan Schwenk on guitars/vocals, Jeff Frederick on bass, and Eric Schwenk on drums.