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Preoperative Evaluation and Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Disease

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In this New England Baptist Hospital Grand Rounds presentation Gerald Miley, MD, discusses specific risks associated with orthopedic surgery, medication options, and infectious disease issues for patients with rheumatic disease.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed for physicians, fellows, residents, and other health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base and expertise in perioperative medicine.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn specific risks associated with orthopedic surgery upon patients with rheumatic diseases
  • Learn biologic medications used to treat rheumatic diseases and how to prescribe them in pre- and perioperative period
  • Learn the infectious disease issues that exist in the pre- and perioperative period specific to patients with rheumatic disease


Dr. Miley has no relevant financial relationships or other commercial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

New England Baptist Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. New England Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Release date: 8/1/2018 – Expires: 8/1/2021

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