Registration now available for
the 8th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the 9th Annual Periopertive Medicine Summit which will take place on February 20-22, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.
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To register, click HERE.
Abstract submission now open (deadline 12/18/13),
click HERE to submit.
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Highlights from the latest Newsletter:
Preoperative Anemia: To Treat or not to Treat? What is the Threshold?
by: Jessica M. Booth, MD and Angela F. Edwards, MD
A 65 year old female with a history of hypertension, hypothyroidism and GERD scheduled for a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoophorectomy for endometrial cancer presents to the preoperative assessment clinic for evaluation. Review of her labs revealed a normal ECG, electrolytes, and a complete blood count (CBC), except for a hemoglobin value of 8.4mg/dl. In an effort to minimize perioperative blood product transfusion, should the case be postponed to treat her anemia? Do the benefits of delay for treatment outweigh the risks of treatment and/or perioperative transfusion?
Perioperative Glycemic Control: the Multidisciplinary Approach to “Finding the Sweet Spot”
by: Sarah Bodin, M.D., William Andrews, M.D.
This article describes the Wake Forest University Baptist Health (WFUBH) perioperative glucose management process in the Preoperative Assessment Clinic.