Essential items to review in the perioperative evaluation of a patient with a rheumatic disease

Essential items to review in the perioperative evaluation of a patient with a rheumatic disease

A comprehensive evaluation should include consideration of the “ABCDE’S”:

—adjust medications

—bacterial prophylaxis

—cervical spine disease, cardiovascular (CV) risk

—DVT prophylaxis

—evaluate extent and activity of disease; maximize disease control

—stress-dose steroid coverage

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