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  1. Research

    Significant discrepancies exist between clinician assessment and patient self-assessment of functional capacity by validated scoring tools during preoperative evaluation

    Preoperative assessment of functional capacity is necessary to direct decisions regarding cardiac evaluation and may help identify patients at high risk for perioperative complications. Patient self-triage reg...

    John Whittemore Stokes, Jonathan Porter Wanderer and Matthew David McEvoy

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:18

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  2. Research

    A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic dose escalation study of a gentamicin vancomycin gel in patients undergoing colorectal surgery

    Despite numerous interventions promulgated by the Surgical Care Improve Project (SCIP) and other organizations, surgical site infection (SSI) continues to be a significant medical problem. DFA-02 is a novel bi...

    Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Harold S. Minkowitz, Alvaro M. Segura-Vasi, Jorge E. Marcet, Jennifer A. White, G Ralph Corey and Kent S. Allenby

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:17

    Published on: 16 June 2016

  3. Commentary

    Primum Non Nocere: is shared decision-making the answer?

    Surgical ambition is rising, with the Royal College of Surgeons reporting an increase in the number of procedures by a million over the past decade (Royal College of Surgeons. Surgery and the NHS in Numbers. A...

    Ramai Santhirapala and Ramani Moonesinghe

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:16

    Published on: 16 June 2016

  4. Research

    Incidence and characteristic analysis of in-hospital falls after anesthesia

    In-hospital falls may result in serious clinical adverse consequences, but the effects of anesthesia in the occurrence of postoperative falls are still undetermined. Anesthesia may theoretically cause postoper...

    Chen-Fuh Lam, Shiu-Ying Hsieh, Jen-Hung Wang, Hui-Shan Pan, Xiu-Zhu Liu, Yu-Ching Ho and Tsung-Ying Chen

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:11

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  5. Research

    Postoperative pulmonary complications following major elective abdominal surgery: a cohort study

    Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) are an under-reported but major cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. The aim of this prospective, contemporary, multicentre cohort study of unselected pat...

    Kamlesh Patel, Fatemeh Hadian, Aysha Ali, Graham Broadley, Kate Evans, Claire Horder, Marianne Johnstone, Fiona Langlands, Jake Matthews, Prithish Narayan, Priya Rallon, Charlotte Roberts, Sonali Shah and Ravinder Vohra

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:10

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  6. Research

    A systematic review and meta-analysis of perioperative oral decontamination in patients undergoing major elective surgery

    Oral antiseptics reduce nosocomial infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill medical and surgical patients intubated for prolonged periods. However, the role of oral antiseptics given be...

    Philip Spreadborough, Sarah Lort, Sandro Pasquali, Matthew Popplewell, Andrew Owen, Irene Kreis, Olga Tucker and Ravinder S Vohra

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:6

    Published on: 22 March 2016

  7. Research

    Anticipated regret in shared decision-making: a randomized experimental study

    Explicit consideration of anticipated regret is not part of the standard shared decision-making protocols. This pilot study aimed to compare decisions about a hypothetical surgery for breast cancer and examine...

    Rebecca M. Speck, Mark D. Neuman, Kimberly S. Resnick, Barbara A. Mellers and Lee A. Fleisher

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:5

    Published on: 2 March 2016

  8. Editorial

    Prophylaxis and management of postoperative nausea and vomiting in enhanced recovery protocols: Expert Opinion statement from the American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER)

    International experience and evidence-based practices have shown that reduction in variability through use of protocolized perioperative care improves surgical outcomes and reduces costs to patients and health...

    Ruchir Gupta and Roy Soto

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:4

    Published on: 2 March 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:9

  9. Research

    A perioperative consult service results in reduction in cost and length of stay for colorectal surgical patients: evidence from a healthcare redesign project

    A major restructuring of perioperative care delivery is required to reduce cost while improving patient outcomes. In a test implementation of this notion, we developed and implemented a perioperative consult s...

    Matthew D. McEvoy, Jonathan P. Wanderer, Adam B. King, Timothy M. Geiger, Vikram Tiwari, Maxim Terekhov, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, William R. Furman, Lorri A. Lee and Warren S. Sandberg

    Perioperative Medicine 2016 5:3

    Published on: 5 February 2016

  10. Research

    Perioperative intravenous fluid prescribing: a multi-centre audit

    Excessive or inadequate intravenous fluid given in the perioperative period can affect outcomes. A number of guidelines exist but these can conflict with the entrenched practice, evidence base and prescriber k...

    Benjamin Harris, Christian Schopflin, Clare Khaghani and Mark Edwards

    Perioperative Medicine 2015 4:15

    Published on: 18 December 2015

  11. Research

    Cost-effectiveness of a cardiac output-guided haemodynamic therapy algorithm in high-risk patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery

    The use of cardiac output monitoring to guide intra-venous fluid and inotropic therapies may improve peri-operative outcomes, but uncertainty exists regarding clinical effectiveness and robust cost-effectivene...

    Zia Sadique, David A. Harrison, Richard Grieve, Kathryn M. Rowan and Rupert M. Pearse

    Perioperative Medicine 2015 4:13

    Published on: 14 December 2015

  12. Research

    Potential return on investment for implementation of perioperative goal-directed fluid therapy in major surgery: a nationwide database study

    Preventable postsurgical complications are increasingly recognized as a major clinical and economic burden. A recent meta-analysis showed a 17–29 % decrease in postoperative morbidity with goal-directed fluid ...

    Frederic Michard, William K. Mountford, Michelle R. Krukas, Frank R. Ernst and Sandy L. Fogel

    Perioperative Medicine 2015 4:11

    Published on: 19 October 2015

  13. Research

    Validity of the Postoperative Morbidity Survey after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair—a prospective observational study

    Currently, there is no standardised tool used to capture morbidity following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. The aim of this prospective observational study was to validate the Postoperative Morbidity ...

    Ben A. Goodman, Alan M. Batterham, Elke Kothmann, Louise Cawthorn, David Yates, Helen Melsom, Karen Kerr and Gerard R. Danjoux

    Perioperative Medicine 2015 4:10

    Published on: 12 October 2015

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