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II Serie Volume 34 Number 9
September 2021


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  1- Factors of recurrence of intraepithelial lesions of the uterine cervix.

2- Duodenoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic pathology.

3- Mephedrone (?Meow Meow?), The New Designer Drug of Abuse: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynimics and Clinical and Forensic Issues

4- Natural history of fetal pyelocaliectasia.

5- Antidepressant drugs.

6- Erysipelas.

7- Pressure ulcer management--Evidence-based interventions.

8- Traumatic Brain Injury: Integrated Approach

9- Genital ulcers caused by sexually transmitted diseases: current therapies, diagnosis and their relevance in HIV pandemy.

10- Current management of gout.

11- Livedo vasculitis.

12- Tarlov's cyst: definition, etiopathogenesis, propaedeutic and treatment.

13- Antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in non-pregnant women up to menopause.

14- Urolithiasis and renal colic. Therapeutic approach in urology.

15- Uterine inversion.

16- Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome.

17- Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome.

18- Sarcoidosis in an adolescent.

19- Frontotemporal dementia.

20- Frontotemporal dementia.


Cancellation on the Day of Surgery in an Ambulatory Setting Due to Patient Factors: A Preliminary Study

Cancellations on the day of surgery cause a heavy burden for patients and pose a significant setback to healthcare systems. Just like for inpatient care, the cancellations in ambulatory surgery also contribute negatively for patients and healthcare systems. The literature is, however, quite scarce concerning the parameters that are associated with missing a surgery in the ambulatory setting. Some of these cancellations are due to patient factors and frequently limit the enrolment of a new patient due to logistic and clinical constraints. Available surgical periods are thus lost.
We carried out a preliminary study at our hospital. We analysed a total of 19781 patients enrolled for elective day-case surgery in 2018, from which 1253 (6.33%) made a cancellation on their intended day of surgery (due to patient factors, the most prevalent being ‘change in patient status’ (33.04%; n = 414), ‘missing surgery with a plausible reason’ (28.01%; n = 351) and ‘missing surgery without a plausible reason’ (20.67%; n = 259). These numbers are in agreement with data from the literature.

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