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 (prē-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′rə-, -ŏp′ə-rā′-)
Occurring before surgery: preoperative preparations.

pre·op′er·a·tive·ly adv.
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(Surgery) occurring before a surgical operation
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(priˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv)

occurring or related to the period or preparations before a surgical operation.
pre•op′er•a•tive•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.preoperative - happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation
operative, surgical - relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine; "a surgical appendix"; "a surgical procedure"; "operative dentistry"
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adj preoperatorio
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POPC were seen in 58.2% of those with RI changes in the chest X.ray, in 53.8% of those with COPD, in 70.0% of those with a history of upper respiratory tract infection in the preoperative period, in 2.4% of those with thoracic surgery, in 59.1% of those with cardiac surgery, in 40.5% of those with shortness of breath, and in the 22.4% of those with snoring.
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification rating of physical status was also collected as an evaluation of preoperative comorbidity, which was determined by an attending anesthetist at the time of preoperative assessment.
Of 587 patients included in the review, 182 (31%) underwent EKG as part of their preoperative evaluation, and the majority of those were indicated according to institutional criteria (166; 28%) or National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines (177; 30%), Nemi M.
Anesthesiologists and other medical specialists from North and South America, Australia, and Israel present 19 chapters on preoperative assessment and management, covering preoperative evaluation and perioperative risk assessment; preoperative basics, including testing; heart disease; pulmonary disease; neurologic/neuromuscular disorders; renal disease; hepatobiliary disease; endocrine and metabolic disorders; hematologic disorders; musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders; psychiatric disorders, chronic pain, and substance abuse; pediatric patients; anesthesia-specific issues; preoperative assessment for specific locations; medication management; and other topics.
Preoperative radiographic assessment consisted of obtaining four views of the affected knee.
The patients given preoperative alprazolam had 52% rate of success.
Patients in Group-A underwent three ports pars plana vitrectomy with preoperative intravitreal injection of Bevacizumab (Avastin) 1.25mg/0.05ml, 3.5mm from the limbus seven days before surgery and in Group-B patients underwent vitrectomy without preoperative intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin).
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We hypothesised that providing patients with an educational pamphlet outlining the recommended fasting times the day before their scheduled elective caesarean delivery would reduce preoperative liquid fasting time and increase consumption of carbohydrate-containing drinks.