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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 nothing to disclose, in regards to the existence of relevant financial interest(s) to ACCME-defined commercial interest(s), associated with this enduring material.

None of the other individuals in a position to control the content of this activity including planners and CME Committee members, faculty presenters, moderators/facilitators, panelists, and reviewers have any relevant financial relationships with an ACCME defined commercial interest to disclose.

Content Validation

The CME Department has reviewed the content associated with this activity to ensure it contains no commercial interests or material in which the speaker has declared a relevant financial relationship. Clinical recommendations are based on best available evidence and meet CME content validation expectations. This CME Activity has received no commercial support or other funding.

AMA Credit Designation 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.

Accreditation Statement

New England Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Perioperative management of patients with rheumatic diseases.
Open Rheumatol J. 2013 Aug 19;7:42-50.

Rezaieyazdi Z,, Sahebari M, Khodashahi M.
Preoperative Evaluation and Management of Patients Receiving Biologic Therapies.
Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2019 May;7(3):220-228.

Release Date: 8/1/2018
Renewed: 9/1/2021
Expires: 9/1/2024

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