Tom Woodcock, MB, BS

I am a British Anaesthetist and Critical Care Medicine physician who retired from clinical practice in 2015 to focus on developing new approaches to fluid therapy. For about twenty years I was Final Fellowship Revision Course Lecturer at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London. After years of struggling to make sense of traditional teaching about colloids, crystalloids, and blood transfusions I learned of the Michel-Weinbaum model which explains the steady-state Starling principle of fluid filtration by capillaries. Capillary filtration is much less than traditionally taught, reabsorption of filtered fluid is negligible, and lymph flow is part of a vital interstitial fluid circulation. The British Journal of Anaesthesia published my landmark Review in 2012, Prof John Myburgh said "Please refer to my paper on Resuscitation Fluids in New England Journal of Medicine. Your paper on the endothelial glycocalyx should be mandatory reading." Prof Michael Pinsky wrote "Woodcock et al. recently evaluated the basic physiological and molecular principles behind transvascular fluid exchange and called into question completeness of the initial Starling force principle." The first clinical Textbook to describe steady-state Starling physiology principles is Perioperative Fluid Management. Springer 2016, Ed.Farag & Kurz.


136 - Panel: Ask the MD
Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

321 - Endothelial Glycocalyx
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

322 - Plasma Volume and Tissue Edema: Balancing Two Extracellular Fluid Circulations of Albumin and Its Solvent
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

323 - Introduction to RSE and GM Paradigm for Rational Fluid Prescribing
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

364.1 - Asymmetry in Capillary Filtration: The Steady-State Starling Principle
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

364.2 - Venous Excess: A Different Approach to Monitoring the Circulation of Blood
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

345 - Endothelitis and Sepsis
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM