Medical Management of the Surgical Patient

3rd Edition

Print ISBN: 9781416023852
eBook ISBN: 9781437710588
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 12th February 2008
Page Count: 864


This practical handbook delivers complete, to-the-point, evidence-based guidance on the preoperative, perioperative, and post-operative medical care of surgical patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area of clinical concern, with concise presentations of pathophysiology, assessment and management options, the latest drug treatment information, and essential information on risk stratification and quality improvement. The result is an invaluable source on the management of surgical patients with co-existing medical problems that may be affected by surgery, as well as how to approach medical complications that may occur during or following surgical procedures.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive discussions at the beginning of each chapter emphasize consultation in surgical patient management.
  • A concise, bulleted format lets you absorb key information at a glance.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Role and Responsibility of the Medical Consultant, Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP, Howard H. Weitz, MD

Chapter 2 Preoperative Assessment for the Healthy Patient, Barry S. Ziring, MD

Chapter 3 Antimicrobial Prophylaxis: Prevention of Postoperative Infections, Robert E. Measley, Jr., MD

Chapter 4 Selected Medical Challenges of Anesthesia, Robert F. Atkins, MD

Chapter 5 Prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in the Surgical Patient,
Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP

Chapter 6 Perioperative Evaluation of Patients with Hematologic Disorders, Frederick M. Fellin, MD

Chapter 7 Noncardiac Surgery in the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease: Preoperative Evaluation and Perioperative Care, Howard H. Weitz, MD

Chapter 8 Perioperative Assessment and Management of Patients with Pulmonary Diseases,
Gregory C. Kane, MD, Bartolome R. Celli, MD

Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal Complications in the Postoperative Period, John A. Evans, MD, David G. Forcione, MD, Lawrence S. Friedman, MD

Chapter 10 Management of the Surgical Patient with Liver Disease, Jacqueline G. O’Leary, MD,
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD

Chapter 11 Bariatric Surgery: Preoperative Evaluation and Postoperative Care, James Fink, MD

Chapter 12 Perioperative Management of Endocrine Disorders, Kevin Furlong, DO, Intekhab Ahmed, MD, Serge Jabbour, MD

Chapter 13 Perioperative Management of the Ophthalmologic Patient, Marvin E. Gozum, MD

Chapter 14 Nonobstetric Surgery in the Pregnant Patient, Barbara Knight, MD, Janine V. Kyrillos, MD

Chapter 15 The Patient with Substance Abuse Going to Surgery, Elizabeth Teperov, MD

Chapter 16 Perioperative Assessment and Management of the Surgical Patient with Neurologic Problems, Rodney D. Bell, MD, Geno J. Merli, MD, FACP

Chapter 17 Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient, Michael F. Lubin, MD

Chapter 18 Surgery in the Patient with Kidney Disease, Bre


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