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Medicolegal Considerations in Urologic Anesthesia

  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost
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Abstract

Extreme position changes, electrolyte changes, presence of comorbidities such as obstructive sleep apnea, long and complex surgeries, bleeding risks, and an elderly population combine together to increase the risk of perioperative complications during urologic procedures. Not uncommonly these complications may be rightly or wrongly interpreted as malpractice, and the case becomes entrenched in the medicolegal system. Understanding this system and developing strategies to avoid poor or even catastrophic outcomes are essential to the entire urologic team.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Compartment Syndrome Medical Malpractice Malpractice Claim Anesthetic Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiThe Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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