- Patterns of preoperative consultation and surgical specialty in an integrated healthcare systemStephan R Thilen
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Anesthesiology 118:1028-37. 2013..Only limited data are available on factors associated with preoperative consultations. The authors hypothesized that surgical specialty contributes to variation in referrals for preoperative consultations...
- Intraoperative neuromuscular monitoring site and residual paralysisStephan R Thilen
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
Anesthesiology 117:964-72. 2012..Management of NMBDs and reversal is frequently guided by train-of-four (TOF) monitoring. We hypothesized that monitoring of eye muscles is associated with more frequent residual paralysis than monitoring at the adductor pollicis...
- Preoperative consultations for medicare patients undergoing cataract surgeryStephan R Thilen
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
JAMA Intern Med 174:380-8. 2014..Low-risk elective surgical procedures are common, but there are no clear guidelines for when preoperative consultations are required. Such consultations may therefore represent a substantial discretionary service...