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  1. Surgical resection is currently the cornerstone of hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) cancer treatment. A low preoperative aerobic fitness level has been identified as a modifiable risk factor associated with comp...

    Authors: Caspar F. Mylius, Wim P. Krijnen, Tim Takken, Daan J. Lips, Hasan Eker, Cees P. van der Schans and Joost M. Klaase
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:33
  2. The influence of sugammadex for reversal of neuromuscular block (NMB) on postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), compared with neostigmine, remains to be determined. We performed a meta-analysis of rando...

    Authors: Jia-Feng Wang, Zhen-Zhen Zhao, Zheng-Yu Jiang, Hui-Xing Liu and Xiao-Ming Deng
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:32
  3. Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) after surgery needs development in Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP).

    Authors: Hakim Harkouk, Perrine Capmas, Nawal Derridj, Anissa Belbachir, Lionelle Nkam, Philippe Aegerter, Eva Battaglia, Laure Tharel and Dominique Fletcher
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:29
  4. Minimally invasive surgery combined with enhanced recovery programmes has improved outcomes after lung cancer surgery and where early mobilisation may be an important factor. However, little is known about pul...

    Authors: Lin Huang, Henrik Kehlet and René Horsleben Petersen
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:26
  5. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is required to minimize bleeding to maintain a clear operative field during surgery, so it is important to preoperative anti-anxiety and stable hemodynamics. Initial ...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Yuling Li, Haibin Zhang, Yong Xu and Binquan Wang
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:28
  6. Fasting prior to anesthesia is considered aspiration prophylaxis. However, prolonged food and drink restrictions may increase the risk of other complications. The aim of this study was to assess whether a carb...

    Authors: Jakub Kukliński, Karol P. Steckiewicz, Bartosz Sekuła, Aleksander Aszkiełowicz and Radosław Owczuk
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:27
  7. Hyponatraemia, defined as a serum sodium [Na] concentration below 135 mmol/L, is common following surgery. As inpatient peri-operative stays shorten, there is a need to recognise pre-operative risk factors for...

    Authors: Emma Cunningham, Nicola Gallagher, Paul Hamilton, Leeann Bryce and David Beverland
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:25
  8. Emergency laparotomy carries a significant risk profile around the time of surgery. This research aimed to establish the feasibility of recruitment to a study using validated scoring tools to assess complicati...

    Authors: D. I. Saunders, R. C. F. Sinclair, B. Griffiths, E. Pugh, D. Harji, B. Salas, H. Reed and C. Scott
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:22
  9. Acute ischemic thromboembolic stroke is one of the most feared complications of atrial fibrillation (AF), and the risk increases with higher CHA2DS2-VASc scores. Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is com...

    Authors: Jennifer Mardini, Melanio Bruceta, William Parrella-O’Donnell and Kunal Karamchandani
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:17
  10. Postoperative heart failure (PHF) is the main cause for mortality after cardiac surgery but unbiased evaluation of PHF is difficult. We investigated the utility of postoperative NT-proBNP as an objective marke...

    Authors: Huiqi Jiang, Jonas Holm, Örjan Friberg, Farkas Vanky, Mårten Vidlund, Bashir Tajik, Yanqi Yang and Rolf Svedjeholm
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:21
  11. Evidence suggests that unhealthy lifestyle behaviours are modifiable risk factors for postoperative complications. Digital behaviour change interventions (DBCIs), for instance text messaging programs and smart...

    Authors: Katarina Åsberg and Marcus Bendtsen
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:18
  12. The EMPOWER trial aimed to assess the effects of a 9-week exercise prehabilitation programme on physical fitness compared with a usual care control group. Secondary aims were to investigate the effect of (1) t...

    Authors: Lisa Loughney, Malcolm A. West, Helen Moyses, Andrew Bates, Graham J. Kemp, Lesley Hawkins, Judit Varkonyi-Sepp, Shaunna Burke, Christopher P. Barben, Peter M. Calverley, Trevor Cox, Daniel H. Palmer, Michael G. Mythen, Michael P. W. Grocott and Sandy Jack
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:23
  13. Group education is increasing in popularity as a means of preparing patients for surgery. In recent years, these ‘surgery schools’ have evolved from primarily informing patients of what to expect before and af...

    Authors: I. Fecher-Jones, C. Grimmett, F. J. Carter, D. H. Conway, D. Z. H. Levett and J. A. Moore
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:20
  14. The superiority of either the traditional or Stewart based approach to acid-base balance has focused primarily on analyzing metabolic acidemia, with little attention given to patients with neutral pH. In this ...

    Authors: Joost W. Janssen, Joris M. K. van Fessem, Tijmen Ris, Robert Jan Stolker and Markus Klimek
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:15
  15. Carbohydrate-containing drinks (CCD) are administered preoperatively in most enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs. It is not known which types of CCDs are used, e.g., simple vs. complex carbohydrate...

    Authors: Sunitha M. Singh, Asha Liverpool, Jamie L. Romeiser, Joshua D. Miller, Julie Thacker, Tong J. Gan and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:19
  16. Postoperative acute kidney injury (PO-AKI) is a leading cause of short- and long-term morbidity and mortality, as well as progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study was to explore the p...

    Authors: Gianluca Villa, Silvia De Rosa, Caterina Scirè Calabrisotto, Alessandro Nerini, Thomas Saitta, Dario Degl’Innocenti, Laura Paparella, Vittorio Bocciero, Marco Allinovi, Angelo R. De Gaudio, Marlies Ostermann and Stefano Romagnoli
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:13
  17. The safety of perioperative intravenous hydroxyethyl starch (HES) products, specifically HES 130/0.4, continues to be the source of much debate. The aim of this meta-analysis was to update the existing evidenc...

    Authors: Yi Xu, Siying Wang, Leilei He, Hong Yu and Hai Yu
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:16
  18. Inadequate neuromuscular recovery might impair pulmonary function among adult patients who undergo general anaesthesia and might thus contribute to critical respiratory events in the post-anaesthesia care unit...

    Authors: Faraj K Alenezi, Khalid Alnababtah, Mohammed M Alqahtani, Lafi Olayan and Mohammed Alharbi
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:14
  19. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs have gained traction across US hospitals in the past two decades. Initially implemented for elective colorectal surgical procedures, ERAS has expanded to a varie...

    Authors: Sunitha M. Singh, Asha Liverpool, Jamie L. Romeiser, Julie Thacker, Tong J. Gan and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:12
  20. Ambulatory surgical procedures continue to grow in relevance to perioperative medicine. Clinical studies have examined the use of systemic lidocaine as a component of multimodal analgesia in various surgeries ...

    Authors: Danielle Lovett-Carter, Mark C. Kendall, James Park, Anas Ibrahim-Hamdan, Susannah Crepet and Gildasio De Oliveira
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:11
  21. Intraoperative physiological monitoring generates a large quantity of time-series data that might be associated with postoperative outcomes. Using a deep learning model based on intraoperative time-series moni...

    Authors: Xu Zhao, Ke Liao, Wei Wang, Junmei Xu and Lingzhong Meng
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:8
  22. Although current guidelines make consensus recommendations for the early resumption of oral intake after surgery, a recent comprehensive meta-analysis failed to identify any patient-centered benefits. We hypot...

    Authors: Hong Pu, Philippa T. Heighes, Fiona Simpson, Yaoli Wang, Zeping Liang, Paul Wischmeyer, Thomas J. Hugh and Gordon S. Doig
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:10
  23. Consumer wrist-worn wearable activity monitors are widely available, low cost and are able to provide a direct measurement of several markers of physical activity. Despite this, there is limited data on their ...

    Authors: Laura Jones, Laura Tan, Suzanne Carey-Jones, Nathan Riddell, Richard Davies, Ashleigh Brownsdon, Mark Kelson, Rhys Williams-Thomas, Monica Busse, Michael M. Davies and Matt P. G. Morgan
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:9
  24. Health care workers (HCW) such as anesthesiologists, surgeons, and intensivists face high rates of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 through direct contact with COVID-19 patients. While there are initial reports of the p...

    Authors: Lillian R. Talbot, Jamie L. Romeiser, Eric D. Spitzer, Tong J. Gan, Sunitha M. Singh, Bettina C. Fries and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:7
  25. Chronic pain after breast surgery (CPBS) has a disabling impact on postoperative health status. Mainly because of the lack of a clear definition, inconsistency does exist in the literature concerning both the ...

    Authors: Gianluca Villa, Raffaele Mandarano, Caterina Scirè-Calabrisotto, Valeria Rizzelli, Martina Del Duca, Diego Pomarè Montin, Laura Paparella, A. Raffaele De Gaudio and Stefano Romagnoli
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:6
  26. Despite improvements in perioperative care, major abdominal surgery continues to be associated with significant perioperative morbidity. Accurate preoperative risk stratification and optimisation (prehabilitat...

    Authors: Laura van Wijk, Lizzel van der Snee, Carlijn I. Buis, Judith E. K. R. Hentzen, Marjolein E. Haveman and Joost M. Klaase
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:5
  27. Although postoperative delirium is a frequent complication of surgery, little is known about risk factors for delirium occurring in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU). The aim of this study was to determine...

    Authors: Jiayi Wu, Shaojie Gao, Shuang Zhang, Yao Yu, Shangkun Liu, Zhiguo Zhang and Wei Mei
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:3
  28. Assessing the risk of post-surgical mortality is a key component of pre-surgical planning. The Surgical Outcome Risk Tool (SORT) uses pre-operative variables to predict 30-day mortality. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: K. Oakland, D. Cosentino, T. Cross, C. Bucknall, S. Dorudi and D. Walker
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:4
  29. The preoperative evaluation and risk assessment has always been a critical aspect of safe surgical practice, and in the midst of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, it has become even more crucial to patient safety. Emer...

    Authors: Naomi Bui, Mareli Coetzer, Katie J. Schenning and Avital Y. O’Glasser
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:1
  30. Knowledge of risk factors for postoperative urinary retention may guide appropriate and timely urinary catheterization. We aimed to determine independent risk factors for postoperative urinary catheterization ...

    Authors: Tammo A. Brouwer, E. N. van Roon, P. F. W. M. Rosier, C. J. Kalkman and N. Veeger
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2021 10:2
  31. A maladaptive response to surgical stress might lead to postoperative complications. A multidisciplinary approach aimed at controlling the surgical stress response may reduce procedural complications and impro...

    Authors: Gianluca Villa, Iacopo Lanini, Timothy Amass, Vittorio Bocciero, Caterina Scirè Calabrisotto, Cosimo Chelazzi, Stefano Romagnoli, A. Raffaele De Gaudio and Rosapia Lauro Grotto
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:38
  32. Anesthetic care in patients undergoing thoracic surgery presents specific challenges that necessitate standardized, multidisciplionary, and continuously updated guidelines for perioperative care.

    Authors: Federico Piccioni, Andrea Droghetti, Alessandro Bertani, Cecilia Coccia, Antonio Corcione, Angelo Guido Corsico, Roberto Crisci, Carlo Curcio, Carlo Del Naja, Paolo Feltracco, Diego Fontana, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Camillo Lopez, Domenico Massullo, Mario Nosotti, Riccardo Ragazzi…
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:37
  33. Safe and accurate pre-procedural assessment of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology prior to TAVR procedures can mean the difference between success and catastrophic failure. It is imperativ...

    Authors: Tjörvi E. Perry, Stephen A. George, Belinda Lee, Joyce Wahr, Darrell Randle and Garðar Sigurðsson
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:36
  34. Increasing numbers of patients receiving oral anticoagulants are undergoing elective surgery. Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is frequently applied as bridging therapy during perioperative interruption of ...

    Authors: J. F. Lock, L. Ungeheuer, P. Borst, J. Swol, S. Löb, E. M. Brede, D. Röder, B. Lengenfelder, K. Sauer and C.-T. Germer
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:39
  35. Recent literature has demonstrated that hemodynamic instability in the intraoperative period places patients at risk of poor outcomes. Furthermore, recent studies have reported that stroke volume optimization ...

    Authors: Matthew D. McEvoy, Jonathan P. Wanderer, Yaping Shi, Krishnan S. Ramanujan, Timothy M. Geiger, Matthew S. Shotwell, Andrew D. Shaw, Alexander T. Hawkins, Barbara J. Martin, Michael G. Mythen and Warren S. Sandberg
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:35
  36. A successful anesthesia pre-assessment clinic needs to identify patients who need further testing, evaluation, and optimization prior to the day of surgery to avoid delays and cancelations. Although the ASA Ph...

    Authors: Amr E. Abouleish, Sandhya R. Vinta, Sarah M. Shabot, Nikul V. Patel, Erin E. Hurwitz, Partha Krishnamurthy and Michelle Simon
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:34
  37. An ageing population has resulted in a rise in the number of hip and knee replacement surgeries in the UK. The pre-operative pathway is plagued with issues causing long delays and cancellations. Virtual health...

    Authors: Faraz Sharif, Ammar Rahman, Emma Tonner, Hanad Ahmed, Iqraa Haq, Rami Abbass, Shad Asinger and Magda Sbai
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:33
  38. Postdural puncture headache is one of the complications following spinal anesthesia and accidental dural puncture. Several modifiable risk factors contribute to the development of headache after lumbar punctur...

    Authors: Bedilu Girma Weji, Mohammed Suleiman Obsa, Kidest Getu Melese and Gedion Asnake Azeze
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:32
  39. Anesthetic care in patients undergoing thoracic surgery presents specific challenges that require a multidisciplinary approach to management. There remains a need for standardized, evidence-based, continuously...

    Authors: Federico Piccioni, Andrea Droghetti, Alessandro Bertani, Cecilia Coccia, Antonio Corcione, Angelo Guido Corsico, Roberto Crisci, Carlo Curcio, Carlo Del Naja, Paolo Feltracco, Diego Fontana, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Camillo Lopez, Domenico Massullo, Mario Nosotti, Riccardo Ragazzi…
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:31
  40. Perioperative goal-directed haemodynamic therapy (GDHT), defined as the administration of fluids with or without inotropes or vasoactive agents against explicit measured goals to augment blood flow, has been e...

    Authors: Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Martin Knight, Peter Russell and Michael PW Grocott
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:30
  41. Small randomized trials of early postoperative oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) suggest various health benefits following colorectal surgery (CRS). However, real-world evidence of the impact of early ONS...

    Authors: David G. A. Williams, Tetsu Ohnuma, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Karthik Raghunathan, Suela Sulo, Bridget A. Cassady, Refaat Hegazi and Paul E. Wischmeyer
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:29
  42. Individual surgical risk assessment (ISRA) enhances patient care experience and outcomes by informing shared decision-making, strengthening the consent process, and supporting clinical management. Neither the ...

    Authors: Joshua A. Bloomstone, Benjamin T. Houseman, Evora Vicents Sande, Ann Brantley, Jessica Curran, Gerald A. Maccioli, Tania Haddad, James Steinshouer, David Walker and Ramani Moonesinghe
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:28
  43. Multicomponent peri-operative interventions offer to accelerate patient recovery and improve cost-effectiveness. The recent National Institute of Health Research-commissioned evidence synthesis review by Nunns...

    Authors: Michael Nunns, Joseph B. John, John S. McGrath, Liz Shaw, Simon Briscoe, Jo Thompson Coon, Anthony Hemsley, Christopher J. Lovegrove, David Thomas, Michael G. Mythen and Rob Anderson
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:27
  44. Hypotension following major abdominal surgery is common, and once hypovolaemia has been optimally treated, is often due to vasodilation which can be treated with vasopressor infusions. There is unpredictabilit...

    Authors: Michèle Bossy, Molly Nyman, Thumuluru Kavitha Madhuri, Anil Tailor, Jayanta Chatterjee, Simon Butler-Manuel, Patricia Ellis, Aarne Feldheiser and Ben Creagh-Brown
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:26
  45. Advances in healthcare delivery have allowed for the increase in the number of ambulatory surgery procedures performed in Canada. Despite these advances, patients return to hospital following discharge. Howeve...

    Authors: Monakshi Sawhney, David H. Goldstein, Xuejiao Wei, Genevieve C. Pare, Louie Wang and Elizabeth G. VanDenKerkhof
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:25
  46. Individuals with obesity frequently present for anaesthesia and surgery. Good communication during the preoperative consultation can optimise the provision of relevant health information and guide improvement ...

    Authors: Anthony Hodsdon, Natalie Anne Smith and David A. Story
    Citation: Perioperative Medicine 2020 9:24

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