Proceedings of the 4th Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit


Supplement Editor:
Amir K. Jaffer, MD, FHM

Associate Editors:
David L. Hepner, MD, and Franklin A. Michota, MD, FHM


Public reporting and pay-for-performance programs in perioperative medicine
Peter Lindenauer, MD MSc

Cardiac risk stratification for noncardiac surgery: Update from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association 2007 guidelines
Lee A. Fleisher, MD

Perioperative care of the elderly patient: An update
Robert M. Palmer, MD, MPH

The role of testing in the preoperative evaluation
David L. Hepner, MD

Perioperative fluid management: Progress despite lingering controversies
Mark A. Hamilton, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Giving anesthesiologists what they want: How to write a useful preoperative consult
David Lubarsky, MD, MBA, and Keith Candiotti, MD

Perioperative management of warfarin and antiplatelet therapy
Amir K. Jaffer, MD, FHM

Prevention of venous thromboembolism after surgery
Franklin A. Michota, MD, FHM

Perioperative management of diabetes: Translating evidence into practice
Luigi F. Meneghini, MD, MBA

Postoperative pulmonary complications: An update on risk assessment and reduction
Gerald W. Smetana, MD

Postoperative gastrointestinal tract dysfunction: An overview of causes and management strategies
Michael G. (Monty) Mythen, MD

Case studies in perioperative management: Challenges, controversies, and common ground
Steven L. Cohn, MD, and BobbieJean Sweitzer, MD

Statins and noncardiac surgery: Current evidence and practical considerations
Don Poldermans, MD, PhD

The experts debate: perioperative beta-blockade for noncardiac surgery patients—proven safe or not?
Don Poldermans, MD, PhD, and P.J. Devereaux, MD, PhD

Perioperative considerations for patients with liver disease
Paul Martin, MD

Perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea: Ready for prime time?
Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS

Nuts and bolts of preoperative clinics: The view from three institutions
Angela M. Bader, MD, MPH; BobbieJean Sweitzer, MD; and Ajay Kumar, MD

Perioperative management of anemia: Limits of blood transfusion and alternatives to it
Ajay Kumar, MD

Medicolegal issues in perioperative medicine: Lessons from real cases
Franklin A. Michota, MD, FHM, and Matthew J. Donnelly, Esq

Perioperative medication management: General principles and practical applications
Christopher Whinney, MD

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