Effects of a perioperative smoking cessation intervention on postoperative complications: a randomized trial.

  title={Effects of a perioperative smoking cessation intervention on postoperative complications: a randomized trial.},
  author={David Lindstr{\"o}m and O. Sadr Azodi and Andreas Wladis and Hanne T\onnesen and Stefan Linder and Hans N{\aa}sell and Sari Ponzer and Johanna Adami},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={248 5},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an intervention with smoking cessation starting 4 weeks before general and orthopedic surgery would reduce the frequency of postoperative complications. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Complications are a major concern after elective surgery and smokers have an increased risk. There is insufficient evidence concerning how the duration of preoperative smoking intervention affects postoperative complications. METHODS A randomized controlled trial, conducted between… CONTINUE READING
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