Evidence-Based Medical Consultation by Daniel Steinberg MD, Jennifer S. Myers MD, Chitra Komal

By Daniel Steinberg MD, Jennifer S. Myers MD, Chitra Komal Jaipaul MD

Clinical session is a vital part of the task description for lots of inner medication experts who perform in an inpatient surroundings. This concise, pocket-sized instruction manual allows you to supply well timed and powerful, evidence-based consultations for an entire diversity of in general encountered scientific occasions. each one bankruptcy offers evidence-based solutions to universal clinical session questions, providing you with the sensible suggestions you must effectively deal with hospitalized patients.A sensible association expedites entry to the main proper health and wellbeing matters for all types of hospitalized sufferer. 20-25 medical questions for every sufferer sort, through short, evidence-based solutions, tackle the most typical scientific eventualities requiring clinical consultation.A thorough and systematic seek of present literature guarantees that every medical suggestion is predicated at the most sensible on hand facts.

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Copyright © 2007 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier CONCLUSION Although no official guidelines exist, the literature suggests that significant preexisting anemia and procedures associated with pronounced blood loss are associated with postoperative morbidity and mortality. It appears reasonable to obtain screening hemoglobin levels for high-risk patients or those undergoing surgery associated with significant blood loss ( Table 1-1 ). 32 Steinberg: Evidence-Based Medical Consultation, 1st. ed. Steinberg: Evidence-Based Medical Consultation, 1st.

Ed. Copyright © 2007 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier ANTIHYPERTENSIVES Preoperative antihypertensive medication management is also controversial, with little evidence to support any decision made by the clinician. Most antihypertensive drugs are given up to and including the day of surgery. Some experts believe that a mildly elevated blood pressure is acceptable and preferable to causing autonomic instability or volume depletion[80] in the setting of anesthesia, which itself can cause hypotension on induction.

Neurosurgery and urologic operations may have a significantly increased bleeding, and aspirin should be discontinued at least 5 days before these operations. For patients who are on aspirin for secondary prevention, the risks and benefits of discontinuing aspirin must be evaluated on an individual basis. [83] Discontinuation of aspirin should not be a routine, absolute requirement before elective surgery. Email to Colleague Print Version Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. com Steinberg: Evidence-Based Medical Consultation, 1st.

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