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Anesthesiology

Fetal surgery/EXIT procedures/anesthesia for TTTS

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Fetal surgery and anesthesia for fetal surgery are branches of obstetric anesthesia. This form of anesthesia is complicated because anesthetic care is being provided for two patients, mother and fetus simultaneously. The mother of the fetus is essentially being used as a life support system for…
Shoulder and Elbow

Glenohumeral Chondrolysis

Glenohumeral Chondrolysis Glenohumeral chondrolysis is a rapidly destructive condition in the shoulder resulting in progressive loss of articular cartilage and early onset degenerative changes. Glenohumeral arthritis is typically grouped by either primary or secondary causes. Unlike primary causes, such as osteoarthritis or inflammatory disease, the term chondrolysis is commonly used to describe rapid onset cartilage…
Oncology

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

Waldenström macroglobulinemia What every physician needs to know: Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare low grade B-cell lymphoma. The two most important characteristics of WM are the detection of an immunoglobulin M (IgM) monoclonal gammopathy in the serum and infiltration of the bone marrow with lymphoplasmacytic cells. WM accounts for approximately 1 to 2% of…
Anesthesiology

ORIF of vertebral fracture

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Vertebral fractures can be pathologic (metastatic cancer), degenerative (osteoporosis), or traumatic (motor vehicle accident, fall, sports, gunshot). The most common sources for spinal metastatic disease are lung, breast, gastrointestinal, and prostate cancers. Continue Reading In osteoporotic patients, vertebral fractures occur twice as often as fractures of…
Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care of the Abdominal Surgery Patient; Intra-peritoneal Surgery; Emergency General Surgery; Elective General Surgery

Abdominal Surgery Synonyms Continue Reading Intra-peritoneal surgery; Emergency General Surgery; Elective General Surgery This list of associated conditions is protean and covers surgery on all of the intra-, retro-, and extra-peritoneal organs as well as the abdominal wall. 1. Description of the problem There are a host of safe and effective methods of managing the…
Hematology

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

Waldenström macroglobulinemia What every physician needs to know: Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare low grade B-cell lymphoma. The two most important characteristics of WM are the detection of an immunoglobulin M (IgM) monoclonal gammopathy in the serum and infiltration of the bone marrow with lymphoplasmacytic cells. WM accounts for approximately 1 to 2% of…
Anesthesiology

Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy – Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Surgery for breast reconstruction after mastectomy is entirely elective in nature. Many women select to have the reconstruction done at the time of the initial surgery. Reconstruction is possible if there is no evidence of metastatic disease and the axillary sentinel node is negative. The reconstruction…
Anesthesiology

Liposuction – Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Liposuction is a popular elective cosmetic procedure whereby subcutaneous adipose tissue is reduced in targeted locations in order to improve a patient’s aesthetic appearance. Depending on the magnitude of adipose tissue to be removed in any given operation, the surgery may be considered minor or major.…
Arthritis

Smoking Cessation for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Smoking is a preventable modifiable risk factor for morbidity and mortality associated with rheumatoid arthritis, and therefore counseling and support for smoking cessation should be advocated in rheumatology practices.
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