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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) in a preoperative context
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The researchers found that nearly three-quarters of patients preoperatively (73 percent) preferred in-person follow-up visits in the clinic.
In our study, all the 47 knees had poor knee score of <60 preoperatively, postoperatively 28 knees had excellent score (80-100) and 19 knees with good score (70-79), with p value of 0.000, showing significant improvement in the knee score following Total knee replacement.
It is difficult for clinicians or pathologists to make the diagnosis preoperatively. Moreover, most published reports have focused on the pathological characteristics.
We are very pleased to report that the FDA approved this single-patient study, and the patient is currently receiving our proprietary oral Endoxifen preoperatively." Quay added, "This is the same clinical setting as our Phase 2 'window of opportunity' study of preoperative systemic oral Endoxifen in breast cancer patients which is open for enrollment in Australia." Under the FDA Expanded Access IND program, the use of Atossa's proprietary Endoxifen is restricted to this patient only.
A number of hospitals have now tested and adopted anti-staphylococcal bundle of care preoperatively. The aim of this bundle is to see a reduction in staphylococcal infections by at least 20 per cent.
The VAS scores for back and leg pain were significantly improved from 4.82 [+ or -] 0.89 and 4.04 [+ or -] 0.82 preoperatively to 0.93 [+ or -] 0.61 and 0.54 [+ or -] 0.51 postoperatively (t = 6.59, P < 0.01, and t = 5.91, P < 0.01, respectively).
To evaluate the anal function, we measured a validated Wexner incontinence scale score system (total incontinence score 0: best and 20: worst) and anal manometric indices 1 day preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively.
The average air-bone gap was 19.4 [+ or -]7.6 dB preoperatively and 16.9 [+ or -] 9.9 dB postoperatively.
They can be related to pathologies which were present preoperatively, as a consequence of peroperative complications or by the effects of cholecystectomy itself.
Results of clinical evaluation as assessed according to the McKay's criteria are as follows: Preoperatively, Grade-III in 115(53.99%) while Grade-IV in 98(46%) hips.
The corneal endothelial cell density and the central corneal thickness of the donor cornea were evaluated preoperatively and after the first postoperative month.