Perioperative

Assessing Patient Safety Through Blood Transfusions: A Retrospective Application of Poise-2 Trial Outcomes

Background: Worldwide, 200 million adults undergo non-cardiac surgery annually, and completing pre-operative assessments is a major role of today’s hospitalists. In previous years, decisions regarding anti-platelet agents were less evidence-based and often fell to provider [...]

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Comparison of 4 Risk Calculators in Predicting Postoperative Cardiac Complications

Background: The 2014 ACC/AHA Perioperative Guidelines suggest using the Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI), myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest (MICA), or American College of Surgeons (ACS)-NSQIP calculators for combined patient-surgical risk assessment. However, there is [...]

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Cost-Effectiveness of Bridging Anticoagulation Among Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Background: Bridging anticoagulation is commonly prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation who are initiating therapy or require interruption of anticoagulation for procedures. Current guidelines recommend bridging for patients at high risk of stroke, but no [...]

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Hospitalist-Comanagement in Orthopedic Surgery in Spain: Experience of an Academic Medical Center

Background: Hospitalist-comanagement model in surgical patients has demonstrated good results in terms of length of hospital stay, readmissions, quality of care and costs in the American Medical System. However, results from international cohorts are very [...]

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Impact of Recent Guideline Changes on Aspirin Prescribing After Knee Arthroplasty: Implications for Co-Management

Background: Choice of agent for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (VTEP) after joint arthroplasty is a complex decision, the difficulty of which has been compounded by divergent guidelines. Specifically, the adequacy of aspirin monotherapy (ASA) for VTEP [...]

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Venous Thromboembolism After Hospitalization in Trauma Patients: Does Prophylaxis Matter?

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), both pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), causes morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. The duration of VTE risk in trauma, particularly after discharge, is not well understood, especially [...]

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