Global Journal of Perioperative Medicine

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EISSN : 2641-3124
Published by: Peertechz Publications Inc. (10.17352)
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Desta Yilkal Tadesse
Global Journal of Perioperative Medicine, Volume 5, pp 001-005; https://doi.org/10.17352/gjpm.000010

Abstract:
Childhood hydrocephalus is a common disorder in which too much Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) accumulates within the ventricles (fluid-containing spaces) of the brain and is usually the-ted by cerebrospinal fluid shunting using a ventriculoperitoneal or ventriculoarterial shunts. The most common condition is hydrocephalus, where there is dilation of the ventricular system due to an obstruction in the flow of CSF or decreased absorption of CSF by the arachnoid villi. Shunting of CSF is the treatment of choice in childhood hydrocephalus.
, Bakirci Eftal Murat, Hamur Hikmet, Arısoy Arif, Tan Mucahit
Global Journal of Perioperative Medicine, Volume 4, pp 009-013; https://doi.org/10.17352/gjpm.000008

Sunghye Kim, , Leanne Groban, Hannah Segal, Rica Moonyeen Abbott
Global Journal of Perioperative Medicine, Volume 1, pp 017-021; https://doi.org/10.17352/gjpm.000005

Abstract:
Traditional preoperative assessment tools use patients’ comorbidities to predict surgical outcomes, however, some functional, social and behavioral factors are known to predict surgical outcomes. Capturing functional, social and behavioral factors by incorporating patient reported measures (PROMs) into preoperative practice may be responsive to perioperative management and contribute to improved outcomes. We developed a preoperative PROM tool to identify functional, social, and behavioral factors. We describe the development and implementation of the tool as a health system quality initiative. We also report the results of the PROMs among preoperative surgical patients. In our survey of 162 patients with mean age of 65, 53% were female, 29% were undergoing orthopedic surgery 12% were undergoing urologic surgery. 56% of the patients had at least one or more deficits in social or functional domain. The most common deficit was with ADLs with higher rate of deficit with advanced age. Implementation of a systematic assessment of functional and social determinants to improve processes of care in the preoperative setting is feasible. The majority of preoperative patients had at least one deficit and if identified preoperatively, appropriate interventions can be offered through well-designed intervention algorithms.
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