Procedures, Hospital

Sep 1, 2005 Issue
AHA Scientific Statement on Off-Pump vs. On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting [Practice Guidelines]

A scientific statement on the effectiveness of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for myocardial revascularization has been released by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Prognosis for Patients Undergoing Coronary Angioplasty [Point-of-Care Guides]

Percutaneous coronary interventions, such as balloon angioplasty, with or without stent placement, are important in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

Apr 15, 2004 Issue
Preoperative Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery [Point-of-Care Guides]

Guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) address the preoperative evaluation of patients for noncardiac surgery.

Feb 15, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Recommendations on Sterilization [Practice Guidelines]

The Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin on sterilization. The bulletin lists methods of surgical sterilization, including laparoscopy, minilaparotomy, and transcervical and transvaginal approaches.

Oct 1, 2003 Issue
Air, Air Everywhere [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Nov 1, 2001 Issue
Hypodermoclysis: An Alternate Infusion Technique [Article]

Hypodermoclysis, the subcutaneous infusion of fluids, is a useful and easy hydration technique suitable for mildly to moderately dehydrated adult patients, especially the elderly. The method is considered safe and does not pose any serious complications. The most frequent adverse effect is mild subc...

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