service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who provides perioperative care to surgical patients. ... Some hospitals are moving toward models that incorporate hospitalists as part of the perioperative care team.
Patients with aortic stenosis have a higher risk of postoperative myocardial infarction and death 30 days after noncardiac surgery, compared to those without aortic stenosis, a study found.
T he following cases and commentary, which focus on perioperative care, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 16). ... Lungs are clear to auscultation bilaterally. Which of the following is the most appropriate
The study's primary outcome measures were mortality and postoperative major adverse cardiocerebral events, including stroke, coma, perioperative myocardial infarction, heart block or cardiac arrest. ... However, they concluded that perioperative use of
Among patients who discontinued thienopyridine therapy before cardiac surgery, those who used the investigational drug cangrelor had better maintenance of platelet inhibition than those who used placebo, a study found.
This issue features stories on ICU care, resident training, and perioperative care for cancer patients, among others. ... In other clinical coverage, our feature story looks at the increasing role hospitalists play in perioperative care of cancer patients
The February issue of ACP Hospitalist is online. Featured stories examine the best use of ICU beds, how to teach residents to lead, and perioperative care of cancer patients. ... Caring for cancer patients. Hospitalists working in perioperative settings
Cause-and-effect questions like these pose diagnostic challenges for hospitalists involved in perioperative assessment of bariatric surgery patients. ... While there's no need to rewrite the guidelines for perioperative care in these cases, hospitalists
Drug may reduce transfusions but increase thrombosis in liver disease patients having elective invasive procedures
Eltrombopag, an oral thrombopoietin-receptor agonist, may reduce the need for platelet transfusions in patients with thrombocytopenia and chronic liver disease who are undergoing invasive elective procedures but is associated with an increased
The work aims to make systemic, long-term improvements to inpatient care in foreign hospitals. ... Also in this issue are a collection of perioperative care pointers from the Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium last fall, and the final