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

La radiocirugía estereotáctica es una forma apropiada de tratamiento para los pacientes que tienen una a cuatro metástasis cerebrales, no más de 4 cm de diámetro, de cáncer metastásico. Parece ser eficaz para todos los tipos de tumores primarios, incluso aquellos que se han considerado resistentes a la terapia de radiación convencional.
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Indications for Selective Operative Cholangiography

Preoperative Indications

  • Recent history of acute biliary pancreatitis
  • Recent history of jaundice
  • Recent history of cholangitis
  • Abnormal preoperative ultrasound demonstrating a dilated common bile duct or a defect (stone) in the common bile duct
  • Evidence of common bile duct obstruction on hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan (HIDA Scan)
  • Increased serum bilirrubin
  • Increased serum alkaline phophatase
  • Increased serum amylase

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Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery

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


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

Diagnostic Criteria for Neurocysticercosis


· Histologic demonstration of the parasite from biopsy of a brain or spinal cord lesion

· Cystic lesions showing the scolex on CT or MRI

· Direct visualization of subretinal parasites by fundoscopic examination

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