Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Laboratory Diagnosis in Surgery

Laboratory Diagnosis in Surgery JAAMT-Final.qxd 5/18/07 11:41 AM Page 120 FROM THE BENCH Laboratory Diagnosis in Surgery John H. Dirckx, MD Y THE END OF THE described as resoluteness, guts, Preoperative assessment of BNINETEENTH CENTURY, and arrogance – and very little hemoglobin, hematocrit, and advances in surgical anesthesia else. It is scarcely an exaggeration red blood cell (RBC) count are and asepsis had broadened the to say that they worked by the indicated in patients with a history practice of medicine to include rule of thumb, “If in doubt, cut of clinically significant anemia many of the surgical procedures it out.” or of any condition that might be that remain routine today: appen- Since then, developments in associated with anemia (acute dectomy, inguinal herniorrhaphy, biochemistry, physiology, and or chronic bleeding, renal failure, cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, surgical pathology, and a fuller radiation therapy, cancer chemo- tonsillectomy, and cesarean understanding of infectious and therapy, any severe chronic illness). delivery. And although, one hun- malignant disease, have brought In addition, baseline RBC studies dred years ago, the professional about remarkable refinements in are routine before operations likely repertories of many physicians surgical diagnosis and technique. to cause blood loss of more than included some or all of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Association for Medical Transcription Wolters Kluwer Health

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wolters-kluwer-health/laboratory-diagnosis-in-surgery-aXF6EXH0wK
Copyright
Copyright 2007 by the American Association for Medical Transcription
ISSN
0745-2624
DOI
10.1097/01.AMT.0000278009.63160.e8

Abstract

JAAMT-Final.qxd 5/18/07 11:41 AM Page 120 FROM THE BENCH Laboratory Diagnosis in Surgery John H. Dirckx, MD Y THE END OF THE described as resoluteness, guts, Preoperative assessment of BNINETEENTH CENTURY, and arrogance – and very little hemoglobin, hematocrit, and advances in surgical anesthesia else. It is scarcely an exaggeration red blood cell (RBC) count are and asepsis had broadened the to say that they worked by the indicated in patients with a history practice of medicine to include rule of thumb, “If in doubt, cut of clinically significant anemia many of the surgical procedures it out.” or of any condition that might be that remain routine today: appen- Since then, developments in associated with anemia (acute dectomy, inguinal herniorrhaphy, biochemistry, physiology, and or chronic bleeding, renal failure, cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, surgical pathology, and a fuller radiation therapy, cancer chemo- tonsillectomy, and cesarean understanding of infectious and therapy, any severe chronic illness). delivery. And although, one hun- malignant disease, have brought In addition, baseline RBC studies dred years ago, the professional about remarkable refinements in are routine before operations likely repertories of many physicians surgical diagnosis and technique. to cause blood loss of more than included some or all of

Journal

Journal of the American Association for Medical TranscriptionWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 1, 2007

There are no references for this article.