In this episode Bryce Svensson discusses blood gases, arterial and venous, with Prof Martin Brand. When to use them, how to interpret them and some tricks to detemine a patient's metabolic physiological state.
In this episode Annemie Steyn and Nicollete Kock find out about commonly used tumour markers in general surgery. From CEA, CA19-9 to AFP, calcitonin, and chromogranin Prof Brand gives a broad overview of when and how we should use these tumour markers.
In this episode we discuss the basics of obstructive (or surgical) jaundice with Dr Hendri Pretorius. The presentation theory, red flags and investigations. For an approacch to a patint with obstructive jaundice listen to the podcast linked below from the What's wrong with that patient? series.
In this episode Bryce Svensson interviews Prof Brand to find out what are 'routine blood tests' used in general surgery. Specifically they talk about the full blood count, urea and electrolytes, C-reactive protein and procalcitonin. Their indications and interpretation.