Perioperative Considerations in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Author(s): Derar Seyoum, Wasim Khan.

Journal Name: Current Rheumatology Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 3 , 2016

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The pre-operative assessment is used to clarify issues prior to surgery that can change management provided by a multidisciplinary team. A high proportion of rheumatoid arthritis patients are elderly requiring orthopaedic surgery which requires further investigations, assessment of risk through functional capacity and several anaesthetic considerations. Rheumatoid arthritis patients often provide a variety of medical issues that can be found on careful and thorough pre-assessment that can be accommodated for by the surgical and anaesthetic team, however aspects of holistic management is an important considerations for efficient and effective management.

Keywords: Perioperative, rheumatoid arthritis, management, surgery, anaesthetic.

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2016
Page: [185 - 189]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573397112666160927161721
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