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Preoperative Medical Consultation, An Issue of Medical Clinics

by Lee A. Fleisher, M.D.; and Stanley H. Rosenbaum, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, medicine, and surgery (trauma)(Saunders) This volume provides recommendations on ways to handle preoperative consultation and preparation as well as perioperative management of surgical patients. It covers the following situations: emergency and urgent surgery; perioperative management of the ambulatory surgery patient; perioperative anticoagulation management; hematological problems in the preoperative patient; obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and the surgical patient; and noncardiac surgery in the patient with heart disease.