Katarina J. Ruscic

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Postoperative respiratory complications (PRCs) increase hospitalization time, 30-day mortality and costs by up to $35 000. These outcomes measures have gained prominence as bundled payments have become more common. RECENT FINDINGS Results of recent quantitative effectiveness studies and clinical trials provide a framework that helps(More)
OBJECTIVES Inhalational anesthetics are bronchodilators with immunomodulatory effects. We sought to determine the effect of inhalational anesthetic dose on risk of severe postoperative respiratory complications. DESIGN Prospective analysis of data on file in surgical cases between January 2007 and December 2015. SETTING Massachusetts General Hospital(More)
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