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Name: Anesthesia and analgesia
Reconstruction of segmental bone defects requires a large commitment both on the part of the patient and the physician. Investing in preoperative evaluation and optimization is the only logical way to...
Background: The American College of Surgeons and American Geriatrics Society recommend performing a geriatric assessment (GA) in the preoperative evaluation of older patients. To address this, we deve...
In patients with cholangiocarcinoma, surgical resection with curative intent is the only way to achieve cure. Since surgical resection of cholangiocarcinomas is technically demanding, determination of...
As greater numbers of older patients seek elective surgery, one approach to preventing postoperative complications is enhanced assessment of risks during preoperative evaluation.
Preoperative fine needle aspiration (FNA) of parotid lesions often is used in the initial evaluation of parotid masses, but its role in guiding surgical decision making remains unclear, in part due to...
A preoperative electrocardiogram (ECG) is nearly routinely performed by anesthesiologists in elderly non-cardiac surgery patients as part of pre-anesthesia evaluation. However, the added v...
The preoperative evaluation including sampling blood in pediatric patients is hard to perform. However, the knowledge of the baseline cell blood count is important to prepare unexpected su...
Hip fracture is the second indication of surgical management elderly patients. It remains linked with a one-year mortality of 20%-25% according to diiferent governmental agencies, and the ...
The objectives of this study are to determine whether identifying patients with baseline cognitive deficits through preoperative cognitive screening may aid patient, family, and surgeon de...
The aim of the study is to evaluate the diagnostic procedures emission tomography in combination with a CT scan (PET/CT) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in the preoperative evaluation...
Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.
A self-evaluation of health status.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
The period before a surgical operation.
Educational programs structured in such a manner that the participating professionals, physicians, or students develop an increased awareness of their performance, usually on the basis of self-evaluation questionnaires.