This issue of Anesthesiology Clinics focuses on Preoperative Patient Evaluation and is edited by Dr. Zdravka Zafirova and Dr. Richard Urman. Article topics include: Designing and Running a Preoperative Clinic; Preoperative Laboratory Testing; Patients with Cardiac Disease Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery; Preoperative Evaluation and Estimation of Pulmonary Risk; Stratification and Risk Reduction of Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury; Anticoagulants and Hematologic Disorders and Anemia; Nutrition and Prehabilitation; Perioperative Management of Diabetes and Other Endocrine Conditions; Preoperative Management of the Geriatric Patient, including Frailty and Cognitive Impairment Assessment; Management of Challenging Pharmacological Issues, including Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse Disorders; Assessment of the Pregnant Patient; Genomics Testing and Personalized Medicine in the Preoperative Setting; Shared Decision Making; Preoperative Management of Medications; Perioperative Surgical Home Models; and Preoperative Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient.
By Zdravka Zafirova, M.D, Director, CVICU
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center,
USA and Richard Urman, MD, Director, Hospital Procedural Sedation Management, Instructor-In-Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts