Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Preoperative Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven L. Cohn
      Pages 3-11
    3. L. Reuven Pasternak
      Pages 13-22
    4. Steven L. Cohn
      Pages 23-43
    5. Scott Kaatz, David G. Paje
      Pages 45-53
    6. Steven L. Cohn
      Pages 55-65
    7. Amish Ajit Dangodara
      Pages 73-80
    8. Vivek K. Moitra, Rebecca S. Twersky
      Pages 81-95
  3. Surgery-Specific Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Brian Woods
      Pages 99-106
    3. Vivek K. Moitra
      Pages 107-113
    4. Visala S. Muluk
      Pages 115-121
    5. Ronald MacKenzie, Edwin P. Su
      Pages 123-130
    6. Victor Duval
      Pages 131-136
    7. Bruce E. Johnson
      Pages 137-143
    8. Bruce E. Johnson
      Pages 145-150
    9. Brian Harte
      Pages 151-159
    10. Deborah C. Richman
      Pages 161-167

About this book


Patients undergoing surgery often have medical problems that may influence their perioperative risk. Optimal management involves collaboration of the health care team members including the medical consultant, anesthesiologist, and surgeon.

Perioperative Medicine brings together the principles and practice of all phases of perioperative care – preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative. This book is a concise, yet comprehensive, review of perioperative medicine written and edited by leading experts in internal medicine, hospital medicine, and anesthesiology. It reviews the practical aspects of perioperative patient care, primarily from a medical view, and uses a bulleted format that condenses and highlights the key concepts for easy reference. It covers perioperative care from risk assessment to postoperative follow-up, including the role of the consultant, preoperative testing and risk assessment, perioperative medication management, and prophylactic measures, surgery-specific risks, and postoperative complications.

The editor has over 25 years of experience in perioperative medical consultation at a large, academic medical center, and has used his expertise to focus on information useful to practicing clinicians. The target audience is generalists as well as specialists who are involved in perioperative patient care, including internists, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, physicians' assistants, nurse anesthetists, and residents in training.

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven L. Cohn
    • 1
  1. 1.Downstate Medical CenterState University of New York (SUNY)BrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-497-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-498-2
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