Interdisciplinary Dialogue Is Needed When Defining Perioperative Recommendations: Conflicting Guidelines for Anesthetizing Patients for Pilonidal Surgery.

Andersson, Roland E; Doll, Dietrich; Stauffer, Verena K; Vogt, Andreas; Boggs, Steven D; Lüdi, Markus (2018). Interdisciplinary Dialogue Is Needed When Defining Perioperative Recommendations: Conflicting Guidelines for Anesthetizing Patients for Pilonidal Surgery. A&A practice, 11(8), pp. 227-229. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000780

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National or international guidelines can help surgeons and anesthesiologists make treatment decisions, but the existence of conflicting recommendations can hinder treatment rather than helping. A case in point is the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease, a chronic subcutaneous infection located in the sacrococcygeal area. Its incidence is rising, reaching almost 100/100,000 inhabitants. Three surgical societies have proposed guidelines for treating the disease, but these guidelines vary greatly in their approach to anesthesia. Who should provide input into guidelines? And how can medical disciplines successfully collaborate? Anesthesiologists must be involved in defining perioperative recommendations not only in patients with pilonidal sinus disease.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Vogt, Andreas and Lüdi, Markus

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2575-3126

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

30 Apr 2018 12:27

Last Modified:

14 Oct 2018 01:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1213/XAA.0000000000000780

PubMed ID:

29688925

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.116175

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/116175

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