Preoperative assessment and preparation of patients with neurologic disorders

Ivan Palibrk, Nevena Kalezic, Cedomir Vucetic, Ivan Dimitrijevic, Vladimir Arsenijevic, Elka Stefanova
2011 Acta chirurgica iugoslavica  
Ageing of populataion world wide has significant contribution as one of the major risk factor for neurodegenerative disorders. The patients with neurodegenerative as well as other neuological diseases presented the population with possible great need either of small or big surgical intervention. There are several important issues in patients with neurological diseases: the nature, disease duration, therapy, the patient's ability to live without assistance. Neurological disease may become worst
more » ... e may become worst by general and regional anesthesia. Stopping therapy may lead to worsening of neurological diseases. One of the main common threat is the risk of significant cardiorespiratory complications, which is important in assessing operational risk, in preoperative preparation and in terms of postoperative recovery and outcomes of surgical treatment. This has resulted in greater preoperative care by detailed patient history evaluation and examination, patient information and informed consent. Besides the effect of the anaesthetic technique upon the course of the disease, there is also the interaction of drugs administered during anaesthesia and patient medication. Several undiagnosed diseases may be disclosed following a surgical/anaesthetic intervention.
doi:10.2298/aci1102137p pmid:21879663 fatcat:gpsch5q2fnca5ctkyitmd7douy