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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine present our Regional Anesthesia and Pain Podcast (ASRA RAPP). This podcast is designed to bring you ongoing conversations in this exciting field of medicine throughout the year. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Raj Gupta and Dr. Eric Schwenk but will include many guests from the ASRA community. We will discuss current topics in both regional anesthesia and pain medicine, we will invite authors of significant publications to help explain their work, we will debate the merits and pitfalls of new technology and therapy, and we will inform you about important events where you can participate with the ASRA community in person. Join in the conversation with ASRA!

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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine present our Regional Anesthesia and Pain Podcast (ASRA RAPP). This podcast is designed to bring you ongoing conversations in this exciting field of medicine throughout the year. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Raj Gupta and Dr. Eric Schwenk but will include many guests from the ASRA community. We will discuss current topics in both regional anesthesia and pain medicine, we will invite authors of significant publications to help explain their work, we will debate the merits and pitfalls of new technology and therapy, and we will inform you about important events where you can participate with the ASRA community in person. Join in the conversation with ASRA!

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Outstanding, great discussion

By wfudemon - Oct 11 2016
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Anyone working in the Anesthesia/Healthcare world should be listening to this. Thanks for putting it together every month.

Fantastic!

By Kiddykatts - Aug 03 2016
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This is an awesome podcast bringing renowned experts together to discuss highly pertinent regional and acute pain topics. My only complaint is that once a month is not enough! Keep up the great work.

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
2
1
0
0

Outstanding, great discussion

By wfudemon - Oct 11 2016
Read more
Anyone working in the Anesthesia/Healthcare world should be listening to this. Thanks for putting it together every month.

Fantastic!

By Kiddykatts - Aug 03 2016
Read more
This is an awesome podcast bringing renowned experts together to discuss highly pertinent regional and acute pain topics. My only complaint is that once a month is not enough! Keep up the great work.
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ASRA RAPP

Updated 3 days ago

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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine present our Regional Anesthesia and Pain Podcast (ASRA RAPP). This podcast is designed to bring you ongoing conversations in this exciting field of medicine throughout the year. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Raj Gupta and Dr. Eric Schwenk but will include many guests from the ASRA community. We will discuss current topics in both regional anesthesia and pain medicine, we will invite authors of significant publications to help explain their work, we will debate the merits and pitfalls of new technology and therapy, and we will inform you about important events where you can participate with the ASRA community in person. Join in the conversation with ASRA!

Rank #1: Episode 2: ACB Versus FNB for Knee Surgery

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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

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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “Funkcore" 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.

May 13 2016
37 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 32: Simulation in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Education

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Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Sandy Christensen (@DrSandyC) talk to members of ASRA's Education in Regional Anesthesia Special Interest Group regarding the value of simulation in training on ultrasound-guided procedures. Recorded 02/26/2019.

Our Guests:
- Jaime Ortiz (@JaimeOrtizMD)
- Amanda Kumar (@amandahkumar)
- Hans Sviggum (@HansSviggum)

Articles:

Make sure to check to follow along with the ASRA Spring meeting at #ASRASPRING19 or by going to www.asra.com/raapm19 for all the details.

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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA, for the music: “Funkcore" 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.

Feb 28 2019
39 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 14: Additives for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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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


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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. 

Aug 14 2017
38 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 1: Recap of ASRA Spring Meeting 2016

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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.

Apr 20 2016
50 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 16: Acute Pain Management for Patients on Buprenorphine

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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.

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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: âThe 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. 

Oct 02 2017
35 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 15: Preview of the ASRA Pain Medicine Meeting

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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. 

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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.

Aug 25 2017
37 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 17: World Congress 2018 Preview Pt 1 - Chronic Pain

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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

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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.

Nov 19 2017
29 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 30: Preview of the #ASRASPRING19 Meeting

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Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Gary Schwartz (@garyschwartzmd) go over many of the sessions, workshops, faculty, and social events for the 44th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada at Caesars Palace. Recorded 12/16/2018.

Guests:
- Asokumar Buvanendran, MD - Rush University (@Kumar_asra)
- Jaime Baratta, MD - Thomas Jefferson University (@jattarab)
- Danielle Ludwin, MD - Columbia University 

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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.

Dec 18 2018
30 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 29: Facebook Live - Day 2 of ASRA Fall 18 Pain Meeting

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Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta), Gary Schwartz (@garyschwartzmd) recap some of the days activities, lectures, and workshops with a collection of friends that come by the Internet Chat Room Booth at the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibit Hall. Recorded live from the ASRA Fall 2018 Pain Meeting in San Antonio Texas. Recorded 11/16/2018.

Make sure to check out the next ASRA meeting #ASRASpring19 by going to www.asra.com for all the details.

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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.

Dec 03 2018
45 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 27: Ketamine for Refractory Headache

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Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss the value of IV ketamine infusion for the management of chronic refractory migraine headaches. This podcast is a joint effort with the ASRA Headache Special Interest Group (SIG). Recorded 11/07/2018.

Guests

  • Lynn Kohan, MD (@KohanLynn)- Chair of the ASRA Headache SIG. Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; Director, Pain Fellowship; University of Virginia
  • Clinton Lauritsen, MD (@ClintLauritsen) - Clinical instructor in Neurology and Headache Specialist, Director of the Inpatient Headache unit, Thomas Jefferson University; Jefferson Headache Center

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

Reference

  • Schwenk ES, Dayan AC, Rangavajjula A, Torjman MC, Hernandez MG, Lauritsen CG, Silberstein SD, Young W, Viscusi ER: Ketamine for refractory headache: A retrospective analysis. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2018; 43:875–9

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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.

Nov 09 2018
31 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 26: Revisiting Ketamine in Perioperative Care

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Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) talk about how ketamine has made a resurgence in acute and chronic pain medicine with guest Dr. Danielle Ludwin, associate professor of anesthesiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York. They also discuss the recent Consensus Guidelines on the Use of Intravenous Ketamine Infusions for Acute Pain Management

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: 

  1. Schwenk ES, Viscusi ER, Buvanendran A, et al. Consensus guidelines on the use of intravenous ketamine infusions for acute pain management from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2018; 43:456–66. 
  2. Cohen SP, Bhatia A, Buvanendran A, et al. Consensus guidelines on the use of intravenous ketamine infusions for chronic pain from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2018; 43:521–46.

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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.

Sep 28 2018
37 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 25: ASRA 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting Preview

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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.
Find out all the details about ASRA's 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting at: https://www.asra.com/pain
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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.

Aug 01 2018
32 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 24: Education in Ultrasound Regional Anesthesia

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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.

May 29 2018
39 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 21: Social Media For #ASRAWorld18

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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

Apr 04 2018
14 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 20: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity Update - LAST

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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.

Resources:

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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. 

Feb 22 2018
42 mins
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