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

Steinberg, Daniel I.
September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p37
Academic Journal
The article presents comments on the study related to the assessment of risk in postoperative pulmonary complications by G.W. Smetana and colleagues. The study will remind physicians that postoperative pulmonary complications are an important cause of mortality and morbidity and are common as postoperative cardiac complications. The author suggests that finding possible ways of assessing and reducing perioperative risk has become important.


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