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Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is the surgical therapy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), which is defined as pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg) that persists for at least 6 months after an episode of pulmonary embolism. At experienced centers, PTE has a perioperative mortality…
Anesthesiology

Regurgitant lesions

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure The Anesthesiologist needs to know the age of the patient, which valves are affected and the etiology of the lesion. It is important to distinguish between acute and chronic lesions. If the child has had previous cardiac surgery, it is important to know what the nature…
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse 1. What every clinician should know Definition and symptoms Pelvic organ prolapse is a quality of life condition characterized by the vaginal walls or uterine cervix protruding beyond or outside of the hymenal remnants. There are a myriad of symptoms that have been tied to pelvic organ prolapse but, in studies, the…
Anesthesiology

Thoracic Aortic Procedures – Arch or Hemiarch Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Open thoracic surgery for aortic repair or replacement is performed for the treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections. A thoracic aortic aneurysm has a localized vessel diameter 50% more than the normal value (adjusted for age and height), whereas an aortic dissection is the structural violation…
Anesthesiology

Thoracic Aortic Procedures – Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Repair

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Definition of an Endovascular Repair Endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta (Thoracic Endovascular Repair [TEVAR]) is typically performed by stent graft placement via peripheral arterial cannulation. These have primarily been deployed to repair the thoracoabdominal and descending aorta, but the use of fenestrated stent grafts in…
Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary Function Testing

General description of procedure, equipment, technique Pulmonary function testing refers to a battery of routinely performed lung function tests that include spirometry, lung volumes, and diffusing capacity. Spirometry is one of the most commonly ordered tests of pulmonary function. The word “spirometry,” is derived from the Latin, spiro, meaning “to breathe,” and the Greek, metron,…
Dermatology

Radiation Dermatitis (radiodermatitis, radiation epidermitis, radiation skin toxicity, acute radiation skin reaction, late radiation skin reaction, post-irradiation morphea)

Radiation Dermatitis (radiodermatitis, radiation epidermitis, radiation skin toxicity, acute radiation skin reaction, late radiation skin reaction, post-irradiation morphea) ICD-9 692.82 History of Radiation Dermatitis Earliest reports of radiation-induced skin changes date back to 1896, 9 months after Roentgen’s discovery. Clarence E. Dally, a colleague of Thomas Edison participating in fluorescent lamp construction, developed epilation, skin…
Anesthesiology

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure In the United States, surgical coronary revascularization is performed utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass (on-pump coronary artery bypass, [ONCAB]) in >80% of patients and without CPB (off-pump coronary artery bypass [OPCAB]) in ≈10-20%. The reported deleterious effects of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and the application of aortic cross-clamp, and…
Hospital Medicine

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)

Heparin can lower the platelet count through two mechanisms: a direct effect on platelets that occurs within 2 days, usually resolves despite continued therapy, and is of no clinical consequence, or immune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). The information below covers only (immune) HIT, a life-threatening condition with a high thrombosis risk caused by platelet-activating HIT antibodies.…
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