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New Trends and Approaches in Perioperative Pharmacotherapy: an Update

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Five years have passed since successful publication of the topic proposed by our editorial team: New Trends and Approaches in Perioperative Pharmacotherapy. It included 12 publications ...

Five years have passed since successful publication of the topic proposed by our editorial team: New Trends and Approaches in Perioperative Pharmacotherapy. It included 12 publications and, since its release, reached 98,074 views and 18,500 article downloads. Perioperative medicine and pharmacological therapeutics change with accelerating speed, and the editors are convinced that there is an urgent need to update the readers with current trends and developments in the field. Our team invites physicians and scientists working in the area of perioperative medicine and pharmacotherapy to submit publications and share results of their research and observations.

As we know, the perioperative period puts the patient under significant stress. Serious physiological changes take place that can be ameliorated or prevented in order to improve the treatment outcome.
The patients receive numerous drugs including general and regional anesthetics, opioids, antibiotics, sympathomimetic agents, muscle relaxants, imaging agents and other drugs, which increases the risks for adverse reactions and unpredicted interactions. This is especially actual for critically ill patients undergoing surgery.

Older patients and patients with morbid obesity, as well as those receiving chronic therapy (anticoagulants, opioids, etc.) comprise the other groups of increased risk due to reduced physiological functionality.
Thus, there are numerous questions and challenges regarding effective and safe perioperative drug management requiring further clarification. Among those are perioperative cardiovascular stability and prevention of perioperative cardiac death, postoperative pain control, effective prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), postsurgical ileus, anticoagulant and anti-platelet therapy, surgical versus conservative management of thrombotic complications in various surgical groups, postoperative cognitive disorders, and many others.

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Keywords: Perioperative Medicine, Intraoperative Pharmacotherapy, Anesthesia, Surgery, Intensive Care


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