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Season 2 Episode 4
October 30, 2012 09:00 AM PDT
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This month we use science and research to classify a range of everyday anaesthetic items as either good or bad. We review the important and impressive EuSOS study, discuss opioid-induced hyperalgesia and look at what might the nail in the coffin for hetastarches. Mark gets excited about some more helicopter science and we play an Ig Nobel themed game of Biology or Bunkum. Sadly, Bex is absent this episode but her seat is kept warm by Sibs Anwar.

Season 2 Episode 3
September 30, 2012 09:06 AM PDT
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In this bumper episode, Bex interviews legend of thoracic anaesthesia Professor Peter Slinger and Frank brings us the first news from the emergency laparotomy network. Rik learns some valuable lessons in bariatric ventilation and Mark revisits the evidence and use of hyperosmolar therapy in traumatic brain injury. We've got some follow up from last episode, discoveries, news and a surprise result in Biology or Bunkum.

Season 2 Episode 2
August 30, 2012 07:51 AM PDT
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This month we're mythbusting as we try to put to bed some of the more dubious, less evidence based anaesthetic practices. In this episode we take on uncuffed ET tubes in paediatrics, lateralisation for epidurals, CVP for fluid balance and cricoid pressure. We have the second attempt at Mark's Monthly and Question of the Month returns with your chance to win a prize.

Season 2 Episode 1
July 30, 2012 04:22 AM PDT
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It's our second year of podcasting and in this episode, it's business as usual as we review the latest on lung protective ventilation from the BMJ and learn about the UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project. We hold the inaugural meeting of epidurals anonymous and discuss the most recent NCEPOD report on in-hospital cardiac arrests. Emboldened by recent successes, Bex decides we should start a Biology or Bunkum leader board, we are collectively repulsed by the state of Mark's scrubs and introduce our new favourite feature, Mark's Monthly.

July 01, 2012 04:56 PM PDT
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It's our one year anniversary and we've recorded a special episode from the GAT Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow. Co-hosted by June Rahman and Lucy Evans, we distil down the best lectures and learning points from the conference and interview some of the excellent speakers, organisers and delegates. There's a slightly surreal web based educational meeting when GasCast meets Gasclass and we round it off with a Scottish themed Biology or Bunkum.

Episode 11
May 31, 2012 10:34 AM PDT
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We're keeping it clinical this episode as we present novel uses for ultrasound in anaesthesia and intensive care. Discoveries include the thinking behind needle stylets, Mark on TV and why you should run if you meet Rik in an anaesthetic room. We've got the rest of our usual features plus a mystery celebrity anaesthetic guest! What more could you want? Free beer? We've got that too.

Episode 10
April 30, 2012 03:02 PM PDT
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Grab your slide rule for this maths, stats and intrigue episode. In addition to probably the most significant anaesthetic research scandal to date, we have gigantic limbs, immensely clever statistics and a correct answer to Mark's question of the month. Bex makes us (and our patients) feel good by telling us how anaesthetic technique can influence long term outcomes and we have a laugh about nitrous oxide.

WCA Special
April 04, 2012 04:25 PM PDT
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It's our World Congress of Anaesthesiologists special from Buenos Aires! Co-hosted by June Rahman and Rosel Tallach, this special episode features interviews with the President Elect of the AAGBI, the new editor of the BJA and Professor Pierre Foex. We give you the low down from the planet's biggest anaesthetic congress and tell you all about the fantastic Lifebox project and why you should contribute. All important links, videos and more on the website so please take a look.

Episode 9
March 21, 2012 02:02 PM PDT
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It's the ANTS episode as we look at the how your brain tries to ruin your anaesthetic. We discover gasclass - the new twitter medical education tool, FFP that takes its inspiration from Smash and find a new forum to troll. Frank reviews the latest research into drugs that might make surgeons operate faster at night and makes a Blue Peter platelet agitator out of an anaesthetic machine and an old loo roll. Be sure to check out the video on the website.

Episode 8
February 22, 2012 04:12 AM PST
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Regular listeners beware - we now have theme music! Plus, we interview Andrew Morley about anaesthesia at the Science Museum, how to get the best out of your labour epidurals and newfangled resuscitation robots. We look at the potential pitfalls of using the landmark technique for TAP blocks, Rik gets excited about Twitter Journal Club and Mark tells us how far last year's ET tubes will stretch.

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