Clinical Preoperative Assessment
Clinical investigation of the patient coming for operation is the most important part of preoperative assessment. It is what provides the most actual information as to the likely level of physiological stress that is able to be endured, and the likely physiological reserves possessed by the patient. The function of laboratory, roentgenological, haematological, biochemical, electrocardiographic, etc, investigations is to provide valuable supplementary information, in addition to a quantitative measure of any abnormality.
KeywordsHiatus Hernia Peripheral Vascular Disease Rheumatic Fever Diabetic Ketoacidosis Nocturnal Awakening
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