Perioperative anesthesia clinical considerations of alternative medicines.

  title={Perioperative anesthesia clinical considerations of alternative medicines.},
  author={Alan David Kaye and Ian J Kucera and Raj Sabar},
  journal={Anesthesiology clinics of North America},
  volume={22 1},
The presence of nutraceutical agents in the United States health care system dictates the need for a general understanding of these agents by all physicians and health care providers. Increasing trend toward reimbursement of herbal medicines by the insurance companies and managed care organizations have further encouraged their use. Because herbs are listed under the "supplement" category by the Food and Drug Administration, the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act establishes no… CONTINUE READING