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1 QUICK TIPS (--THIS SECTION DOES NOT PRINT--) This PowerPoint template requires basic PowerPoint (version 2007 or newer) skills. Below is a list of commonly asked questions specific to this template. If you are using an older version of PowerPoint, some template features may not work properly. Template FAQs Verifying the quality of your graphics Go to the VIEW menu and click on ZOOM to set your preferred magnification. This template is at 100% the size of the final poster. All text and graphics will be printed at 100% their size. To see what your poster will look like when printed, set the zoom to 100% and evaluate the quality of all your graphics before you submit your poster for printing. Modifying the layout This template has four different column layouts. Right-click your mouse on the background and click on LAYOUT to see the layout options. The columns in the provided layouts are fixed and cannot be moved but advanced users can modify any layout by going to VIEW and then SLIDE MASTER. Importing text and graphics from external sources TEXT: Paste or type your text into a pre-existing placeholder or drag in a new placeholder from the left side of the template. Move it anywhere as needed. PHOTOS: Drag in a picture placeholder, size it first, click in it and insert a photo from the menu. TABLES: You can copy and paste a table from an external document onto this poster template. To adjust the way the text fits within the cells of a table that has been pasted, right-click on the table, click FORMAT SHAPE then click on TEXT BOX and change the INTERNAL MARGIN values to Modifying the color scheme To change the color scheme of this template go to the DESIGN menu and click on COLORS. You can choose from the provided color combinations or create your own. QUICK DESIGN GUIDE (--THIS SECTION DOES NOT PRINT--) This PowerPoint 2007 template produces a 30x40 inch professional poster. You can use it to create your research poster and save valuable time placing titles, subtitles, text, and graphics. We provide a series of online tutorials that will guide you through the poster design process and answer your poster production questions. To view our template tutorials, go online to PosterPresentations.com and click on HELP DESK. When you are ready to print your poster, go online to PosterPresentations.com. Need Assistance? Call us at Object Placeholders Using the placeholders To add text, click inside a placeholder on the poster and type or paste your text. To move a placeholder, click it once (to select it). Place your cursor on its frame, and your cursor will change to this symbol. Click once and drag it to a new location where you can resize it. Section Header placeholder Click and drag this preformatted section header placeholder to the poster area to add another section header. Use section headers to separate topics or concepts within your presentation. Text placeholder Click and drag this preformatted text placeholder to the poster to add a new body of text. Picture placeholder Click and drag this graphic placeholder onto your poster, size it first, and then click on it to add a picture to the poster. RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATION DESIGN © © 2013 PosterPresentations.com 2117 Fourth Street, Unit C Berkeley CA Student discounts are available on our Facebook page. Go to PosterPresentations.com and click on the FB icon. Review of recent studies shows that statins protect the heart and brain against ischemic injury (1) can decrease post operative arrhythmias and in large population-based studies statins are associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia (2) In 16 trials in over 50, 000 cases, the mortality from infection was 5% in statin patients as compared to 19% in controls. Statins have been shown to reduce the risk of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) (5) Short-term high-dose statin pretreatment protects the kidneys, decreasing the level of serum creatine and reducing the rate of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing procedures requiring contrast media (6) Short term statin treatment has been shown to attenuate lipo-polysaccharide-induced acute lung injury (7) finally to have significant analgesic effects (8) IntroductionExample Arch Surg Feb;147(2): archsurg.2011 Effect of perioperative statins on death, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, and length of stay: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Chopra V, Wesorick DH, Sussman JB, Greene T, Rogers M, Froehlich JB, Eagle KA, Saint S. Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. CONCLUSIONS: Perioperative statin treatment in statin-naive patients reduces atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, and duration of hospital stay. Wider use of statins to improve cardiac outcomes in patients undergoing high- risk procedures seems warranted. Conclusions Obesity and hyperlipidemia are common in surgical patients and associated with postoperative complications. Surgeons need to recognize that statin treatment is significantly underutilized and most if not all obese diabetics are likely candidates for statin treatment. A growing body of research suggests that statin treatment is likely to significantly decrease a wide spectrum of serious postoperative complications in surgical patients. Appropriate, aggressive use of preoperative statins should be considered in patients following present guidelines. The expectation that these patients are likely to sustain lower rates of postoperative complications including: MI, CVA, VTE, arrhythmia, infections, lung and renal injury and improved analgesia Present guidelines recommend the administration of statins to very large population of surgical patients but studies show there is significant underutilization of statins in US clinical practice. Obesity is directly related to type II diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia and both are common in surgical patients and associated with increased risks of complications In one study (4) nearly all diabetics were candidates for statin Rx but more than a third were untreated. Dr. Rutledge, Center for Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery Tel: , Please Note: I have 18 presentations (14 oral and 4 posters) If I am not present please or Call me and I will be right back. DrR Preoperative Statins & Peri-Operative Complications


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