This practical handbook delivers complete, to-the-point, evidence-based guidance on the preoperative, perioperative, and post-operative medical care of surgical patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area of clinical concern, with concise presentations of pathophysiology, assessment and management options, the latest drug treatment information, and essential information on risk stratification and quality improvement. The result is an invaluable source on the management of surgical patients with co-existing medical problems that may be affected by surgery, as well as how to approach medical complications that may occur during or following surgical procedures.
Comprehensive discussions at the beginning of each chapter emphasize consultation in surgical patient management.
A concise, bulleted format lets you absorb key information at a glance.
New to this Edition
Extensively updated chapters.
Easy-to-read tables present key information on each disorder, including classification, causes, risk factors and indexes, drug treatment information, mortality rates, laboratory findings, and postoperative complications.
Recommendations accompanied by an assessment of the quality of supportive evidence, including randomized controlled trials, population based reviews, and consensus guidelines.
A topical index takes you immediately to the answers you need.
A new, smaller design makes the book easy to carry with you anywhere.
Chapter 1 The Role and Responsibility of the Medical Consultant, Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP, Howard H. Weitz, MD
Chapter 2 Preoperative Assessment for the Healthy Patient, Barry S. Ziring, MD
Chapter 3 Antimicrobial Prophylaxis: Prevention of Postoperative Infections, Robert E. Measley, Jr., MD
Chapter 4 Selected Medical Challenges of Anesthesia, Robert F. Atkins, MD
Chapter 5 Prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in the Surgical Patient, Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP
Chapter 6 Perioperative Evaluation of Patients with Hematologic Disorders, Frederick M. Fellin, MD
Chapter 7 Noncardiac Surgery in the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease: Preoperative Evaluation and Perioperative Care, Howard H. Weitz, MD
Chapter 8 Perioperative Assessment and Management of Patients with Pulmonary Diseases, Gregory C. Kane, MD, Bartolome R. Celli, MD
Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal Complications in the Postoperative Period, John A. Evans, MD, David G. Forcione, MD, Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
Chapter 10 Management of the Surgical Patient with Liver Disease, Jacqueline G. O'Leary, MD, Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
Chapter 11 Bariatric Surgery: Preoperative Evaluation and Postoperative Care, James Fink, MD
Chapter 12 Perioperative Management of Endocrine Disorders, Kevin Furlong, DO, Intekhab Ahmed, MD, Serge Jabbour, MD
Chapter 13 Perioperative Management of the Ophthalmologic Patient, Marvin E. Gozum, MD
Chapter 14 Nonobstetric Surgery in the Pregnant Patient, Barbara Knight, MD, Janine V. Kyrillos, MD
Chapter 15 The Patient with Substance Abuse Going to Surgery, Elizabeth Teperov, MD
Chapter 16 Perioperative Assessment and Management of the Surgical Patient with Neurologic Problems, Rodney D. Bell, MD, Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP
Chapter 17 Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient, Michael F. Lubin, MD
Chapter 18 Surgery in the Patient with Kidney Disease, Brenda Hoffman, MD, Tracy McGowan, MD
Chapter 19 Perioperative Management of the Patient with Arthritis or Systemic Autoimmune Disease, Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chapter 20 Perioperative Care of the Patient with Psychiatric Illness, Jenny Y. Wang, MD, Daniel K. Holleran, MD, Barry S. Ziring, MD
Chapter 21 Managing Medication in the Perioperative Period, Walter K. Kraft, MD, Ggretchen Diemer, MD
Appendix A, Thoracoscopy and Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery (VATS), Mark G. Graham, MD, Gregory Mokrynski, MD
Appendix B, Laparoscopic Surgeries, Mark G. Graham, MD, Jeffrey M. Riggio, MD
Appendix C Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery, Susan E. West, MD, Joseph M. Montella, MD
Appendix D Urologic Surgery, Susan E. West, MD, Deborah Glassman, MD
Appendix E Otolaryngolic Surgery, Mark G. Graham, MD, Janine V. Kyrillos, MD
Appendix F Ophthalmologic Surgery, Marvin E. Gozum, MD, Richard Tipperman, MD
Appendix G Orthopedic Surgery, Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP, Javad Parvizi, MD
Appendix H Neurosurgery, Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP, Kenneth Liebman, MD
By Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; and Howard H. Weitz, MD, FACC, FACP, Thomas Jefferson University Department of Medical Divison, Cardiology, Philadelphia, PA
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"This is an absolute must for every physician who performs perioperative consultation services. It is an excellent compendium in a very easy to use format." -DOODY'S BOOK REVIEW, 5 Stars *****