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Haya R. Rubin, MD, PhD; Vera T. Fajtova, MD; May 2004
To achieve tight glucose control, a hospitalized diabetes patient is placed on an insulin drip. Prior to minor surgery, he is made NPO and becomes severely hypoglycemic.
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, 109th Cong, 2nd Sess (June 15, 2006). (Testimony of James P. Bagian, MD, PE; John D. Daigh, Jr., MD; Daniel Schultz, MD; Laurie Ekstrand).
These testimonies addressed issues within the Veterans Affairs health system that contributed to recent sterilization and labeling lapses.
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Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient: a best practices guideline from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society.
Chow WB, Rosenthal RA, Merkow RP, Ko CY, Esnaola NF. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215:453-466.
This guideline describes recommendations for preoperative assessment of elderly surgical patients, including risk factors for postoperative delirium and pulmonary complications, to enhance safety and reduce readmissions.