Chapter 24 – Predicting Operative Risk

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Chapter 24 Predicting Operative Risk Jignasa Modha , Ramai Santhirapala and S. Ramani Moonesinghe Key Points Risk stratification for surgery facilitates informed consent and appropriate patient selection. Several tools exist…

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Chapter 18 – Bariatric Patients

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Chapter 18 Bariatric Patients Justin A. Burke Key Points Obese patients with co-morbidities have higher rates of perioperative complications compared to healthy obese and normal-weight patients. Identifying and optimising co-morbidities…

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Chapter 13 – Immunocompromised Patients

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Chapter 13 Immunocompromised Patients Enjarn Lin and Stuart Hastings Key Points Immunocompromised patients may present with multi-systemic disease and are at risk for increased perioperative morbidity and mortality. Perioperative care…

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Chapter 6 – Respiratory Disease

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Chapter 6 Respiratory Disease Shruthi Konda , Michelle Ramsay and Brendan P. Madden Key Points A post-operative pulmonary complication is a pulmonary abnormality that produces significant disease or dysfunction that…

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Chapter 9 – Neurological Disease

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Chapter 9 Neurological Disease Doris T. Doberenz , Nieves Dorronsoro , Marcela P. Vizcaychipi and Anthony Perreira Key Points In patients with neurological disease a multidisciplinary approach is key to…

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Chapter 11 – Neuromuscular Disease

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Chapter 11 Neuromuscular Disease Enjarn Lin and Stuart Hastings Key Points Neuromuscular disorders are a diverse group of diseases that affect pre-junctional, post-junctional components of the motor endplate and the…

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Chapter 12 – Connective Tissue Disease

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Chapter 12 Connective Tissue Disease Enjarn Lin and Stuart Hastings Key Points Connective tissue disorders comprise a number of diseases sharing an autoimmune origin. Disease expression is varied, as is…

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Chapter 15 – Haematological Diseases

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Chapter 15 Haematological Diseases Ying Ying Peng and James Uprichard Key Points Anaemia should be fully investigated and treated before elective surgery. Blood transfusion should be used to correct anaemia…

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Chapter 14 – Frailty

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Chapter 14 Frailty David J. H. Shipway and Lisa A. Nolan Key Points Frailty is an increasing problem in an ageing surgical population. It is strongly correlated with adverse surgical…

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