Review: Surgical site, advanced age, and comorbid conditions increase risk for postoperative pulmonary complications

September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p37
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study related to the assessment of risk in noncardiothorasic surgery. The study was conducted by G.W. Smetana, V.A. Lawrence and J.E. Cornell. The study found that some of the factors with good evidence of postoperative pulmonary complication include the patient's age, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


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