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Are your patients fit for surgery?
 

Are your patients fit for surgery?

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What should you consider when assessing your patients’ readiness and fitness for surgeries?
 
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27 Nov 2016 - General
 
Many physicians aware of health before performing a surgery. If a patient had some preexisting disease it is better to avoid or wait for some time until the complications are reduced. In India preoperative tests are in practice in majority of the ho...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz here are some tips to follow before surgery:
Pre-op is the time before your surgery. It means "before operation." During this time, you will meet with one of...
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An adequate pre-operative risk assessment is an important step to achieve a successful surgical procedure. For elective surgeries, this is usually done on an outpatient basis. In our institution, to ensure adequacy of a pre-operative evaluation, pati...
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Patients’ fitness for a surgical operation is a very important factor to be considered prior to any surgery. Clinically unfit patients will have higher risk intra-operative risks, and post operative complications. Usually, a thorough clinical assessm...
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Heading into surgery may be toxic for some and needs extensive work up prior to it. Regardless of age and what kind of surgery you are trying to undergo, it is a must to be physically, emotionally and clinically be fit. Mentally fit that you are know...
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Just a few weeks ago I had a patient needing minor surgery of an impacted third molar. He's over sixty, so I immediately requested for medical clearance. He insisted that he's healthy. He even said that he's just had a medical and was pre...
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Cardiovascular complications are one of the most common dreadful events that patients encounter during surgery. Before undergoing a surgical procedure, the surgeon routinely refers the patient to a cardiologist and pulmonologist for evaluation and ca...
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This is an interesting effort.
I think the following areas are should be noted
1. If the patient is on an "rehabilitation drug dependent programme for drugs abused:
2. The patients allergy history.
3. The patients family history...
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Pre-surgical checkups and preparations are mandatory and life saving for the majority of patients. When a patient is scheduled for surgery, the patient is contacted before the procedure and given either verbal or written instructions as to how to pre...
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