Welcome to the latest edition of the Perioperative Medicine Reviews Newsletter, containing a selection of the best perioperative medicine articles news and reviews published in the past couple of months. Several of the articles listed are pay per view. If you want access to a pdf then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the February Journal Watch. This month we look at Perioperative outcome after regional anaesthesia, examine one novel way of preventing postoperative delirium as well as looking at whether Clopidogrel does increase bleeding in the month after GI surgery as well as much more. This month concludes with an older but useful review on postoperative urinary retention and a leak to the future: systems design to improve intraoperative glucose monitoring. Please contribute interesting articles in the format below to email@example.com
We are experimenting with content and style in preparation for choice elements to be included in a regular print publication. This month the format of reporting is varied. We have presented both expanded abstracts and bullet point headlines. We would appreciate any feedback as to the style you the reader prefer! Similarly, should you wish to contribute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preoperative assessment of functional capacity is necessary to direct decisions regarding cardiac evaluation and may help identify patients at high risk for perioperative complications. Patient self-triage regarding functional capacity could be useful for discerning which patients benefit from a clinician evaluation at a Preoperative Evaluation Center prior to the day of surgery. We evaluated the feasibility of preoperative, patient self-triage regarding functional capacity.