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
Perioperative shaving is strongly discouraged;. Immunosuppressive medications should not be discontinued before surgery;. ... Perioperative surgical antibiotic prophylaxis should not be continued because of the presence of a wound drain for the purpose
The 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 results suggest that the risk-benefit ratio of even minor elective procedures needs to be carefully considered in individuals who are considered frail, the study authors said.
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.
Training in breathing exercises before upper abdominal surgery reduced postoperative pulmonary complications
Within six weeks before surgery, patients had a 30-minute training session with a physiotherapist, which involved coaching in the breathing exercises, education about pulmonary complications, and an individualized risk assessment.
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
approaches for reducing health care-associated bacteremia rather than necessarily advocating antibiotic prophylaxis,” they wrote.
A reader responds to ACP Hospitalist's coverage of perioperative cancer care. ... Your article on perioperative care of cancer patients (ACP Hospitalist, February 2013) omitted an important point.
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be associated with a higher risk for postoperative pneumonia after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) than H2-receptor antagonists, according to a new study.