These cases and commentary, which address perioperative care, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
15 Jan 2013
The guidelines recommend 29 precautions that clinicians should take before, during, and after surgery to reduce the risk of surgical site infections.
16 Nov 2016
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
Researchers identified 3 factors that were independent predictors of complication: age older than 65 years, lesion length of 23 mm or longer, and use of the retrograde approach.
19 Oct 2016
Patients taking aspirin had a significantly lower risk of myocardial infarction, leading editorialists to conclude that benefits would exceed risks for those with a prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) except in procedures with very high bleeding risk.
15 Nov 2017
In a retrospective cohort study using U.S. data from 2016, 0.6%, 1.1%, and 1.7% of patients undergoing complex cancer surgery were readmitted with VTE as a primary diagnosis by 30, 90, and 180 days after discharge.
2 Feb 2022
This month, we look at another trend rooted in patient-centered care: cultural competency.
15 Mar 2008
A Spanish intermediate care unit is staffed entirely by hospitalists.
15 Jul 2012
The primary outcome of the study was a composite of death and thrombotic complications within 30 days of surgery, but researchers also looked at rates of major hemorrhage leading to reoperation.
2 Mar 2016
Recent studies of note.
15 Jan 2010