Guideline-oriented perioperative management of patients with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@article{Yamakage2008GuidelineorientedPM,
  title={Guideline-oriented perioperative management of patients with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Michiaki Yamakage and Sohshi Iwasaki and Akiyoshi Namiki},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={412-428}
}
Increased airway hyperresponsiveness is a major concern in the perioperative management of patients with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Guidelines using evidence-based medicine are continually being updated and published regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these respiratory disorders. Perioperative management in these patients involves: (1) adequate control of airway hyperresponsiveness, including detection of purulent sputum and infection before… CONTINUE READING
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