Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Medicine

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Perioperative Medicine uses a concise, highly practical, bulleted format designed to ensure rapid comprehension of key concepts and reinforce the reader's understanding of complex topics in perioperative medicine. It contains authoritative, up-to-date coverage of the most essential concepts in perioperative care from preoperative risk assessment to postoperative follow-up. The Editor and his contributors use their expert insight and experience to provide an in-depth review of comorbid conditions, patient and surgery-specific risk assessment, and common postoperative complications. This new book reviews recent developments in the field, including published guidelines, and emphasizes an evidence-based, cost-effective approach designed to ensure quality, patient safety, and optimal outcomes. It is intended for use by hospitalists, general internists and subspecialists as well as anesthesiologists, surgeons, and residents in training who are caring for patients before and after surgery.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 588 pages
  • 146 x 230 x 36mm | 771.1g
  • Springer London Ltd
  • England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Edition.
  • 9 black & white illustrations, 6 colour illustrations, 35 black & white tables
  • 0857294970
  • 9780857294975
  • 983,667

About Steven L Cohn

Dr. Cohn is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and former Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is also the Director of the Preoperative Medical Consultation Clinic and Medical Consultation Service at Kings County Hospital Center, responsible for education and supervision of senior medical residents in both in-patient and ambulatory care settings, and chairs the Medicine Performance Improvement Committee at University Hospital of Brooklyn. After receiving his MD from the University of Monterrey, Dr. Cohn completed his residency in internal medicine at SUNY - Downstate Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Society of Hospital Medicine. His clinical and research interests are focused on perioperative medicine, particularly cardiac risk evaluation and management and venous thromboembolic disease. Dr. Cohn is a frequently requested grand rounds speaker and has presented research findings and coordinated educational workshops at numerous national professional meetings (ACP, SGIM, SHM) and seminars, served as the Guest Editor for the Medical Clinics of North America, and written book chapters and articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine and Journal of Hospital Medicine. He is also the editor of a book entitled Perioperative Medicine - Just the Facts (McGraw Hill, 2006) and the section editor for medical consultation in a new textbook, Comprehensive Hospital Medicine (Elsevier, 2007). Dr. Cohn has been named in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in the New York Metro area annually since 1997.

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Review quote

From the reviews: "This review of perioperative care stresses how to best manage the medical issues of patients based on the available evidence to minimize surgical risks. The bulleted format makes it very easy to glean important information. ... is primarily directed at those who take care of these patients either before or after surgery. Anyone involved in patient care -- surgeons, internists, or anesthesiologists -- will find it helpful. ... This well-done book covers all the important topics with just the right amount of detail."--- (Tariq M. Malik, Doody's Review Service, December, 2011)

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Back cover copy

Patients undergoing surgery often have medical problems that may influence their perioperative risk. Optimal management involves collaboration of the health care team members including the medical consultant, anesthesiologist, and surgeon. "Perioperative Medicine "brings together the principles and practice of all phases of perioperative care preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative. This book is a concise, yet comprehensive, review of perioperative medicine written and edited by leading experts in internal medicine, hospital medicine, and anesthesiology. It reviews the practical aspects of perioperative patient care, primarily from a medical view, and uses a bulleted format that condenses and highlights the key concepts for easy reference. It covers perioperative care from risk assessment to postoperative follow-up, including the role of the consultant, preoperative testing and risk assessment, perioperative medication management, and prophylactic measures, surgery-specific risks, and postoperative complications. The editor has over 25 years of experience in perioperative medical consultation at a large, academic medical center, and has used his expertise to focus on information useful to practicing clinicians. The target audience is generalists as well as specialists who are involved in perioperative patient care, including internists, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, physicians' assistants, nurse anesthetists, and residents in training."

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Table of contents

Section 1 - Preoperative Evaluation.- 1. Role of the Medical Consultant 2. Preoperative Testing 3. Perioperative Medication Management 4. Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation 5. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis 6. Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (Bacterial Endocarditis) 7. Surgical Site Infection Prophylaxis 8. Anesthesiology for the non-Anesthesisologist Section 2 - Surgery-Specific Risks 9. Abdominal Surgery 10. Thoracic Surgery 11. Vascular Surgery 12. Orthopedic Surgery 13. Neurosurgery 14. Gynecologic Surgery 15. Urologic Surgery 16. Bariatric Surgery 17. Ophthalmic surgery 18. Otolaryngologic Procedures 19. Electroconvulsive Therapy Section 3 - Preoperative Evaluation and Management of Co-existing Medical Diseases 20. Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Perioperative Management 21. Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation 22. Endocrine Disease 23. Hematologic Disease 24. Cancer 25. Perioperative HIV 26. Preoperative Evaluation and Management for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease 27. Perioperative Evaluation of GI Disease 28. Perioperative Management of the Patient with Rheumatic Disease 29. Neurologic Disease 30. Psychiatric Conditions 31. Perioperative Care of Patients with Substance Abuse 32. The Pregnant Surgical Patient Section 4 - Postoperative Complications 33. Postoperative Fever 34. Postoperative Hypertension/Hypotension 35. Arrhythmias 36. Perioperative Chest pain/Dyspnea 37. Postoperative Pulmonary Complications 38. Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism (DVT & PE) 39. Postoperative Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid/Base Disorders 40. Renal Failure 41. Anemia and Bleeding 42. Postoperative Jaundice 43. Postoperative Stroke and Seizures 44. Postoperative Delirium 45. Pain Management

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