Preoperative Considerations: Which Herbal Products Should Be Discontinued Before Surgery?
- Ayurvedic medicine and anaesthesia. Pradhan, Sameer L.; Pradhan, Priya S. // Indian Journal of Anaesthesia;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p334
The use of herbal medicines has increased dramatically over the past few years. The United States alone noted a 380% increase in the consumption of these products. Although the common practice of taking over-the-counter herbal soups, herbal teas and other such prepacked preparations was not...
- Clinical Study on Application of Chinese Herbs during the Perioperative Period of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Li Rong-xiang; Zhou Ying; Li Jin-long; Li Jin; Chen Sheng-gui; Chen Yong // Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine;Mar2007, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p59
Objective: To explore the effect of Chinese herbs during the perioperative period of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Methods: Three hundred and sixty patients of chronic lithic cholecystitis (LCCT) were randomly assigned to two groups by lottery, 180 patients in each group. During the...
- Herbal Medicines and Perioperative Care. Ang-Lee, Michael K.; Moss, Jonathan; Chun-Su Yuan // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/11/2001, Vol. 286 Issue 2, p208
Presents a study to review the literature on commonly used herbal medications in the context of the perioperative period and provide rational strategies for managing their preoperative use. Data sources; Study selection; Data extraction and synthesis; Conclusions.
- Good news for the drinking man. // Men's Health;Mar95, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p100
Reports that surgeons are finally allowing patients to drink liquids up to two hours before surgery, down from the old twelve-hour limit. How research has demonstrated that it only takes two hours for liquids to clear the stomach; Survey results of US hospitals using the two-hour guideline.
- Preop testing under the knife. // Consumer Reports on Health;May95, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p58
Reports that many of the standard preoperative tests are unnecessary and are potentially dangerous. Development of guidelines that limit unnecessary testing; Patients' right to question the need for such tests.
- Decision making. // Patient Care;7/15/1993, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p149
Reviews the article `Preoperative Laboratory Testing: Should Any Test be `Routine' Before Surgery?,' by Macpherson DS.
- Cost-effective preoperative laboratory testing. Roizen, Michael F.; Zylke, Jody W. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/26/94, Vol. 271 Issue 4, p319
Answers a question on what cost-effective preoperative testing is necessary. Testing as unnecessary in case of absence of risk factors; Performance of tests and assessments that provide more benefit for the patient than risk; Guidelines on necessary testing.
- Smoothing the way for surgery. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;11/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p96
Offers advice on obtaining laboratory results for preoperative surgical patients. Need to assess a patient's operative risk before sending the patient to a surgeon.
- Technician or clinician? It's your decision. Bankhead, Charles // Urology Times;Dec96, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p11
Highlights areas of preoperative care that require ongoing attention. Confirmation of the diagnosis; Review of options appropriate for managing the condition; Discussion and documentation of informed consent; Five-part approach to informed consent.