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Präoperative Massnahmen und Abklärungen - Ein Update


Zalunardo, M P; Spahn, D R (2008). Präoperative Massnahmen und Abklärungen - Ein Update. Praxis, 97(7):369-373.

Abstract

The length of hospital stay shortens increasingly. Even more patients are assessed and clarified in the outpatient clinic. Preoperative evaluation is performed ambulatory or by the general practitioner himself. There is still a trend towards fewer and more selective examinations. The value of evaluation algorithms is subject of debate nowadays. Moreover, these extensive and abstract procedures are not always helpful in clinical practice. The perioperative cardioprotection with beta-blockers and statins and the continuation of antiplatelet therapy seems to have significance in reduction of perioperative cardiac events. However, a careful physical examination and a precise medical history of the patient have not become less important today. They contribute significantly to an efficient preoperative evaluation.

The length of hospital stay shortens increasingly. Even more patients are assessed and clarified in the outpatient clinic. Preoperative evaluation is performed ambulatory or by the general practitioner himself. There is still a trend towards fewer and more selective examinations. The value of evaluation algorithms is subject of debate nowadays. Moreover, these extensive and abstract procedures are not always helpful in clinical practice. The perioperative cardioprotection with beta-blockers and statins and the continuation of antiplatelet therapy seems to have significance in reduction of perioperative cardiac events. However, a careful physical examination and a precise medical history of the patient have not become less important today. They contribute significantly to an efficient preoperative evaluation.

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Other titles:Preoperative evaluation - an update
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Anesthesiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2008
Deposited On:05 Dec 2008 10:27
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:32
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:10.1024/1661-8157.97.7.369
PubMed ID:18548816
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4882

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