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General principles of urological surgery 

General principles of urological surgery
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General principles of urological surgery
Author(s):

John Reynard

, Stephen Mark

, Kevin Turner

, Noel Armenakas

, Mark Feneley

, and Mark Sullivan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199299423.003.0001
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date: 30 March 2020

Preparation of the patient for urological surgery 2

Antibiotic prophylaxis in urological surgery 4

Complications of surgery in general: DVT and PE 6

Fluid balance and the management of shock in the surgical patient 10

The degree of preparation is related to the complexity of the procedure. Certain aspects of examination (pulse rate, blood pressure) and certain tests (haemoglobin, electrolytes, creatinine) are important not only to assess fitness for surgery, but also as a baseline against which changes in the post-operative period can be measured....

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