A clinical prediction rule for pulmonary complications after thoracic surgery for primary lung cancer.

@article{Amar2010ACP,
  title={A clinical prediction rule for pulmonary complications after thoracic surgery for primary lung cancer.},
  author={David Amar and Diego Castello Mu{\~n}oz and Weiji Shi and Hao Zhang and Howard T. Thaler},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={
          1343-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is controversy surrounding the value of the predicted postoperative diffusing capacity of lung for carbon monoxide (DLCOppo) in comparison to the forced expired volume in 1 s for prediction of pulmonary complications (PCs) after thoracic surgery. METHODS Using a prospective database, we performed an analysis of 956 patients who had resection for lung cancer at a single institution. PC was defined as the occurrence of any of the following: atelectasis, pneumonia, pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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