The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook

  • Christopher J. Wong
  • Nason P. Hamlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kara J. Mitchell, Christopher J. Wong
      Pages 3-6
    3. Rachel E. Thompson, Nason P. Hamlin
      Pages 7-8
  3. Preoperative Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Molly Blackley Jackson, Christopher J. Wong
      Pages 11-18
  4. Medication Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Anna L. Golob, Reena Julka
      Pages 21-27
  5. Anesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Gail A. Van Norman
      Pages 31-35
  6. Cardiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Molly Blackley Jackson
      Pages 39-48
    3. Molly Blackley Jackson
      Pages 49-52
    4. Paul B. Cornia, Christopher J. Wong
      Pages 53-56
    5. Paul B. Cornia, Christopher J. Wong
      Pages 57-66
    6. Nason P. Hamlin, Gail A. Van Norman
      Pages 67-70
    7. Ashok Reddy
      Pages 71-78
    8. G. Alec Rooke
      Pages 79-86
  7. Pulmonary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Christopher J. Wong, John H. Choe
      Pages 89-92

About this book


Patients with a wide range of medical conditions undergo surgeries of varying levels of risk, and the evolving field of consult medicine aims to address the needs of these patients whether pre- or post-surgery. Creating a differential diagnosis, weighing risks and benefits, providing timely treatment--these skills are equally applicable to the internist whether he or she is in an office or in a perioperative setting.  The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook provides useful information, advice and guidelines based on a combination of clinical experience and evidence-based medicine. It covers topics in many major clinical areas (anesthesiology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, endocrinology, and many others ) and puts critical surgery information at a consult physician's fingertips. This book was originally created by the Medicine Consult Service team at the University of Washington Medical Center and has already gained traction as a handy resource in the field. Now fully updated and expanded with new topics (including substance abuse and obesity), this quick reference is sure to be indispensible for residents and consult physicians alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Wong
    • 1
  • Nason P. Hamlin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3219-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3220-3
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