Optimizing patients undergoing surgery (OPUS): Part II - still a matter of ‘eminence-based medicine’?

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In the 2016 June issue of Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, several reviews were published under the heading ‘Anesthesia and Medical Disease’. We covered not only several topics, such as heart failure, hypertension, chronic renal failure, obesity, and anemia, but also specific perioperative complications such as myocardial postoperative immune suppression and infections, postoperative myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery, delirium, and glycemic variability [1–9]. In this issue, we continue with reviews focusing on other but not less important topics: the patient with liver disease, with pulmonary disease, the adult with congenital heart disease, with neuromuscular disorder, the patient coming to the OR with an infection by multiresistant bacteria, and last not least the frail patient.
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