Challenging patient groups

This article focuses on those patients that do not necessarily fit a systems-based approach of classification. Many of these patients present challenges to the clinicians involved with perioperative care and so it is important to have a good understanding of how they should be managed. This article will focus on elderly patients, pregnant patients presenting for non-obstetric surgery, obese patients and immunocompromised patients.
Source: Surgery (Medicine Publishing) - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Perioperative management – II Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Gestational Diabetes Mellitus;   Medical Nutrition Therapy;   Overweight/Obese;   Gut Microbiota;   Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Prebiotic-containing dairy;   Dietary Supplement: Dietary intervention Sponsor:   Capital Medical University Recruiting
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Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Güler B, Özler S, Kadıoğlu N, Özkan E, Güngören MS, Çelen Ş Abstract Our aim was to investigate whether Antimullerian Hormone (AMH), complete blood count (CBC), Homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and weight gain have any diagnostic value for the prediction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in obese and non-obese pregnant patients. A prospective, case-control study was carried out, including 187 patients (93 obese, and 94 non-obese). CVD risk for each patient was evaluated according to the American College o...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
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Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Science Obesity Health Pregnancy Source Type: news
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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conditions:   Apnea, Obstructive Sleep;   Obesity Intervention:   Device: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Sponsor:   Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital Recruiting
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CONCLUSION: Prenatal smoking is associated with higher odds of GDM, after adjusting for known risk factors, and stratifying by prepregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain. Reducing smoking during pregnancy might reduce the risk of GDM and could be an additional reason for promoting smoking cessation among pregnant women. PMID: 31809434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Source Type: research
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