Update in perioperative medicine: practice changing evidence published in 2016

Dennis W. Regan, Deanne Kashiwagi, Brian Dougan, Karna Sundsted, Karen Mauck

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This summary reviews 18 key articles published in 2016 which have significant practice implications for the perioperative medical care of surgical patients. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the practice of perioperative medicine, important new evidence is published in journals representing a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Keeping current with the evidence that drives best practice in perioperative medicine is therefore challenging. We set out to identify, critically review, and summarize key evidence which has the most potential for practice change. We integrated the new evidence into the existing body of medical knowledge and identified practical implications for real world patient care. The articles address issues related to anticoagulation, transfusion threshold, immunosuppressive medications, postoperative delirium, myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery, postoperative pain management, perioperative management of antihypertensives, perioperative fasting, and perioperative diabetic control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-164
Number of pages7
JournalHospital practice (1995)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017


  • Perioperative medicine
  • non-cardiac surgery
  • perioperative care
  • perioperative period
  • postoperative care
  • practice changing
  • preoperative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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