Chest X-rays and EKGs of low-risk patients before low- or intermediate-risk surgery were followed by high rates of repeat tests, follow-up imaging, and follow-up visits, according to a retrospective analysis of Veterans Health Administration data.
27 Apr 2022
Frailty should be assessed along with baseline cognition, risk for delirium, functional status, nutritional status, and, in particular, patients' treatment goals and expectations, an expert said.
25 Apr 2018
The American Heart Association's scientific statement offers recommendations on monitoring and reversal of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), among other topics.
15 Feb 2017
This issue features extensive conference coverage from both Internal Medicine 2012 and Hospital Medicine 2012.
15 Jun 2012
Pain, blood pressure, and transfusions are among the topics covered.
15 Jan 2013
Is comanagement the answer?
15 Dec 2020
The program for patients undergoing colorectal resection or hip fracture repair focused on optimizing nutrition, mobility, pain management, and patient engagement.
17 May 2017
These cases and commentary, which address perioperative care, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
15 Jan 2013
After coronary artery bypass graft surgery, 30-day all-cause mortality was 1.7% in patients who took statins 24 hours or less before the operation, compared to 2.9% for those who took them 24 to 72 hours before and 3.8% for those who did not take them or whose last dose was more than 72 hours before surgery.
22 Mar 2017
The troponin level one day after surgery associated with higher risk for death at 30 days was 218 times the upper reference limit (URL) after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting or aortic valve replacement or repair and 499 times the URL after other cardiac surgery.
9 Mar 2022