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Perioperative Care

Preoperative Patient Evaluation and Transfusion Risk Assessment

Pre-operative haematological assessment in patients scheduled for major surgery.

Munoz M, Gomez-Ramirez S, Kozek-Langeneker S

Source‎: Anaesthesia. 2016;71 Suppl 1:19-28.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26620143

DOI‎: 10.1111/anae.13304

Guidelines on the assessment of bleeding risk prior to surgery or invasive procedures. British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

Chee YL, Crawford JC, Watson HG, Greaves M. British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

Source‎: Br J Haematol 2008;140(5):496-504.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18275427

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2007.06968.x

Perioperative analgesia and the effects of dietary supplements.

Abe A, Kaye AD, Gritsenko K, Urman RD, Kaye AM.

Source‎: Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2014;28(2):183-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24993438

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.bpa.2014.04.002

Transfusion and coagulation management in liver transplantation.

Clevenger B, Mallett SV.

Source‎: World J Gastroenterol 2014;20(20):6146-58.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24876736

DOI‎: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i20.6146

Preoperative assessment of the older patient: a narrative review.

Oresanya LB, Lyons WL, Finlayson E.

Source‎: JAMA 2014;311(20):2110-20.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24867014

DOI‎: 10.1001/jama.2014.4573

Aspirin in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Devereaux PJ, Mrkobrada M, Sessler DI, Leslie K, Alonso-Coello P, Kurz A, Villar JC, Sigamani A, Biccard BM, Meyhoff CS, Parlow JL, Guyatt G, Robinson A, Garg AX, Rodseth RN, Botto F, Lurati Buse G, Xavier D, Chan MT, Tiboni M, Cook D, Kumar PA, Forget P, Malaga G, Fleischmann E, Amir M, Eikelboom J, Mizera R, Torres D, Wang CY, VanHelder T, Paniagua P, Berwanger O, Srinathan S, Graham M, Pasin L, Le Manach Y, Gao P, Pogue J, Whitlock R, Lamy A, Kearon C, Baigent C, Chow C, Pettit S, Chrolavicius S, Yusuf S; POISE-2 Investigators.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 2014;370(16):1494-503.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24679062

DOI‎: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401105

Perioperative use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risks for adverse outcomes of surgery.

Auerbach AD, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, Pekow PS, Young JQ, Lindenauer PK.

Source‎: JAMA Intern Med 2013;173(12):1075-81.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23699725

DOI‎: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.714

Preparing a Jehovah's Witness for major elective surgery.

Cooper L, Ford K, Miller E.

Source‎: BMJ 2013;346:f1588.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23493825

DOI‎: 10.1136/bmj.f1588

Identifying, monitoring and reducing preventable major bleeds in the hospital setting.

Caraballo D, Spyropoulos AC, Mahan CE.

Source‎: J Thromb Thrombolysis 2013;36(1):7-13.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23054465

DOI‎: 10.1007/s11239-012-0819-2

Preoperative anaemia and postoperative outcomes in non-cardiac surgery: a retrospective cohort study.

Musallam KM, Tamim HM, Richards T, Spahn DR, Rosendaal FR, Habbal A, Khreiss M, Dahdaleh FS, Khavandi K, Sfeir PM, Soweid A, Hoballah JJ, Taher AT, Jamali FR.

Source‎: Lancet 2011;378(9800):1396-407.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21982521

DOI‎: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61381-0

Clinical herbal interactions with conventional drugs: from molecules to maladies.

Chen XW, Serag ES, Sneed KB, Liang J, Chew H, Pan SY, Zhou SF.

Source‎: Curr Med Chem 2011;18(31):4836-50.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21919844

Antiplatelet drugs: a review of their pharmacology and management in the perioperative period.

Hall R, Mazer CD.

Source‎: Anesth Analg 2011;112(2):292-318.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21212258

DOI‎: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318203f38d

In the clinic. Preoperative evaluation.

Laine C, Williams SV, Wilson JF.

Source‎: Ann Intern Med 2009;151(1):ITC1-15.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19581642

Risk associated with preoperative anemia in noncardiac surgery: a single-center cohort study.

Beattie WS, Karkouti K, Wijeysundera DN, Tait G.

Source‎: Anesthesiology 2009;110(3):574-81.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19212255

DOI‎: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31819878d3

Preoperative hematocrit levels and postoperative outcomes in older patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Wu WC, Schifftner TL, Henderson WG, Eaton CB, Poses RM, Uttley G, Sharma SC, Vezeridis M, Khuri SF, Friedmann PD.

Source‎: JAMA 2007;297(22):2481-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17565082

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