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Perioperative Care

Preoperative Planning and Patient Optimization

Romiplostim in the management of the thrombocytopenic surgical patient.

Marshall AL, Goodarzi K, Kuter DJ.

Source‎: Transfusion 2015;55(10):2505-10.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26033367

DOI‎: 10.1111/trf.13181

Bloodless medicine: what to do when you can't transfuse.

Resar LMS, Frank SM.

Source‎: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2014;2014(1):553-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 25696910

DOI‎: 10.1182/asheducation-2014.1.553

Preparation of the patient for surgery.

Seeber P, Shander A.

Source‎: Basics of Blood Management, Second Edition. Chichester, West Sussex, [UK]; Wiley-Blackwell; 2013. p. 139-59.

Indexed‎: ISBN 978-0-470-67070-5

Merits of exercise therapy before and after major surgery.

Hoogeboom TJ, Dronkers JJ, Hulzebos EH, van Meeteren NL.

Source‎: Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2014;27(2):161-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24500337

DOI‎: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000062

Effect of timing of chronic preoperative aspirin discontinuation on morbidity and mortality in patients having combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery.

Jacob M, Smedira N, Blackstone E, Williams S, Cho L.

Source‎: Am J Cardiol 2012;109(6):824-30.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22196776

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.11.008

Detection, evaluation, and management of preoperative anaemia in the elective orthopaedic surgical patient: NATA guidelines.

Goodnough LT, Maniatis A, Earnshaw P, Benoni G, Beris P, Bisbe E, Fergusson DA, Gombotz H, Habler O, Monk TG, Ozier Y, Slappendel R, Szpalski M.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2011;106(1):13-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21148637

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aeq361

Optimizing postoperative outcomes with efficient preoperative assessment and management.

Halaszynski TM, Juda R, Silverman DG.

Source‎: Crit Care Med 2004;32(4 Suppl):S76-86.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15064666

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