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    Pre-operative Assessment - Examination and Tests Professional

    Pre-operative Assessment - Examination and Tests, Following reviews on the available evidence of the value of routine pre-operative testing in healthy or asymptomatic adults...

    Shoulder Joint Replacements Professional

    It is the third most common joint replacement. Pre-operative assessment The patient may have rheumatoid arthritis and this can complicate operative risk and postoperative rehabi...

    Elbow Joint Replacement Professional

    Before operation the disease process of the RA should be under control. Pre-operative assessment This is as for most surgery. PA and lateral X-rays of the joint are required and the usu...

    Thyroid Disease and Surgery Professional

    Robotic thyroid surgeries include thyroid lobectomy, total thyroidectomy, central compartment neck dissection, and radical neck dissection for benign and malignant thyroid diseases. [ 3 ] Thyro...

    Post-operative Chest Infection Conditions

    Post-operative Chest Infection, Who is most likely to get a post-operative chest infection? The following factors make a post-operative chest infection more likely: ...

    Precautions for Patients with Diabetes Undergoing Surgery Professional

    Provide written advice to patients undergoing investigative procedures requiring a period of starvation. Pre-operative care A careful pre-operative assessment sho...

    Premedication Professional

    A Cochrane review found no evidence of a difference in time to discharge from hospital following adult day surgery in patients who received anxiolytic premedication. [ 3 ] Anxiety Careful ...

    Klippel-Trénaunay Syndrome Professional

    Pregnant women with KT syndrome need careful monitoring due to a range of haematological, obstetric and anaesthetic complications. [ 15 ] Active/surgical measures Laser treatment (pulse...

    Ambulatory ECG Monitoring and Related Investigations Professional

    In the evaluation of patients with chest pain, who are unable to exercise. In pre-operative assessment for vascular surgery in patients who are unable to exercise. Limitation...

    Meningiomas Professional

    Endovascular angiography allows pre-operative assessment of the blood supply of the tumour and its proximity to vital vascular structures.

    Important Complications of Anaesthesia Professional

    It needs to be carefully looked for in the pre-operative assessment and previous general anaesthetic charts may help. Patients who are suspected of an allergic reaction should be referred ...

    Pre-eclampsia Conditions

    Pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome can occur after pre-eclampsia has been diagnosed, or it may be the first warning of pre-eclampsia. Like pre-eclampsia, it can lead to ...

    Trauma Assessment Professional

    Trauma Assessment, Other useful procedures include FAST (= focused assessment with sonography for trauma), eFAST  (= extended focused assessment with sonography for tra...

    General Anaesthesia Professional

    The drugs and techniques used can be safely learned and used by non-medical personnel to allow simple operations to be performed in isolated communities where transfer of patients is impractical. ...

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Conditions

    It is important to have a pre-operative assessment and a senior anaesthetist providing the anaesthetic care. Always tell doctors and nurses that you have/your child has, DMD.

    Pre-diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance) Conditions

    Pre-diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance), What is pre-diabetes? What is pre-diabetes? Dr Partha Kar ...

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Professional

    Planning ahead and end-of-life directives; be aware that deterioration can occur suddenly in the later stages of DMD. [ 9 ] Anaesthetics [ 10 ] Patients with DMD may experience a variety...

    Assessment of the Patient with Established Diabetes Professional

    Assessment of the Patient with Established Diabetes, This article provides a summary of the areas of assessment relevant to type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, which will need to be...

    Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Professional

    Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Introduction Risk assessment tools to estimate the patient's 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) should be used to identify...

    Assessment of Drug Dependence Professional

    Assessment of Drug Dependence, There may be a locally agreed shared assessment process/care pathway already in place. Once a full assessment has been carried out, a care ...

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