Chapter 20 – Obstetric Patients

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Chapter 20 Obstetric Patients Roisin Monteiro , Richard George and Steve M. Yentis Key Points Investigations should be undertaken as indicated by the patient’s clinical condition; additional investigations are not…

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Chapter 1 – Ischaemic Heart Disease

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Chapter 1 Ischaemic Heart Disease Abhiram Prasad Key Points Perioperative risk is determined predominantly by patient-specific factors. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) model or…

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Chapter 23 – Legal Considerations

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Chapter 23 Legal Considerations A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert Key Points Patients’ autonomy appears to trump other considerations. Their wishes of refusing treatment are determining irrespective of their rationale or lack of…

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Chapter 22 – Anaphylaxis

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Chapter 22 Anaphylaxis A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert Key Points 1. The definition of anaphylaxis adopted in this chapter refers to all immediate hypersensitivity reactions, irrespective of the underlying immunological mechanism, emphasising…

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Chapter 4 – Heart Failure

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Chapter 4 Heart Failure Kristopher D. Knott and Nesan Shanmugam Key Points The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is increasing and is a co-morbidity in up to 20 per cent…

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Chapter 7 – Difficult Airway Prediction

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Chapter 7 Difficult Airway Prediction Fauzia Mir and A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert Key Points Airway assessment preoperatively is essential for patient management and can reduce significant morbidity and mortality. A comprehensive…

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Chapter 17 – Endocrine and Metabolic Disease

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Chapter 17 Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Grainne Nicholson and George M. Hall Key Points Patients with endocrine disease are a heterogeneous group and may present for surgery for their underlying…

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Chapter 21 – Herbal Medications

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Chapter 21 Herbal Medications A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert Key Points 1. Although seen as beneficial and safe, herbal medications and supplements are not completely risk free. 2. Use of herbal medications…

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Chapter 16 – Biochemistry

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Chapter 16 Biochemistry Laura Tooth and Paul Collinson Key Points Always clinically assess patients before ordering any tests. Only order tests that could directly change patient management. Laboratory tests are…

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