Criteria for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is usually considered when other weight loss efforts have failed. Eligibility criteria were established by the 1991 National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Panel and continue to be the most widely accepted criteria.

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Advantages of Surgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases

Stereotactic radiosurgery is an appropriate form of therapy for patients who have one to four brain metastases, no larger than 4 cm in diameter, from metastatic cancer. It appears to be effective for all types of primary tumors, even those that have been considered to be resistant to conventional radiation therapy.

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Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery

Clinical Predictors of Increased Perioperative Cardiovascular Risk (Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Death)

Major

  • Unstable coronary syndromes
    • Acute or recent MI* with evidence of important ischemic risk by clinical symptoms or noninvasive study
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