From Medscape Drugs & Diseases - Anesthesiology

  • Trauma is the leading nonobstetric cause of maternal death--and it occurs in an estimated 1 in 12 pregnancies. Learn about predisposing risk factors for, and causes and patterns of, injury in pregnant women, as well as how pregnancy changes affect their management after trauma.
  • A 64-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alcohol abuse, and depression presents with acute hepatic failure. Can you identify the correct cause?
  • 2019 guidelines on perioperative care in gynecologic oncology surgery by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society.
  • Management of patients with metastatic bone disease (MBD) requires an interdisciplinary approach. Test your knowledge about the presentation, workup, and treatment of MBD with this short quiz.
  • 2019 guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of progressive ataxias by Ataxia UK.
  • 2019 guidelines on acute calculous cholecystitis in the elderly by the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery (SICG).
  • Appendicitis is one of the more common surgical emergencies. Are you familiar with the latest best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common global public health problem with potentially catastrophic consequences. Early recognition and prompt treatment are essential to minimizing morbidity and mortality. Learn more about 7 TBIs that may have devastating effects.
  • 2019 guidelines on intubation and extubation in the ICU by the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SFAR) and the French-Speaking Intensive Care Society (SRLF).
  • A 60-year-old woman reports awakening without feeling rested every morning. Her daughter reports that her mother has also had recent problems with attention and 'losing things.' What's the cause?
  • 2019 WHO guidelines for the pharmacological and radiotherapeutic management of cancer pain in adults and adolescents.
  • 2019 guidelines on safe anesthesia in MR units by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)/Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NACCSGBI).
  • Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to prevent significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • Metastatic breast cancer, or stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is incurable, with a low 5-year survival. Review the symptoms/signs of metastatic spread and 3 patient cases, as well as guidelines for, barriers to, and opportunities for improvement in palliative care.
  • An 80-year-old woman presents with malaise, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. She is highly active, with a full-time job as a realtor. What's the diagnosis?
  • Although urologic emergencies are relatively uncommon, prompt diagnosis and management are essential to prevent serious complications. Do you know how to recognize and best treat these 12 emergency urologic conditions?
  • 2019 guidelines for migraine treatment by the American Headache Society.
  • Viral infections can cause a range of cutaneous and mucosal manifestations, from isolated lesions to generalized exanthems. Learn more about recognizing and managing the findings associated with various viruses.
  • Approximately 300 people per day in the United States sustain a gunshot wound, and about 10-30% of these victims die of their injury. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.