Impact of smoking on perioperative pulmonary and upper respiratory complications after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery.

@article{Graybill2012ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of smoking on perioperative pulmonary and upper respiratory complications after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery.},
  author={Whitney S Graybill and Michael Frumovitz and Alpa M Nick and Caimiao Wei and Gabriel E Mena and Pamela T Soliman and Ricardo Jos{\'e} Nunes dos Reis and Kathleen M. Schmeler and Pedro T Ramirez},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={556-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of smoking on the rate of pulmonary and upper respiratory complications following laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. METHODS We retrospectively identified all patients who underwent laparoscopic gynecologic surgery at one institution between January 2000 and January 2009. Pulmonary and upper respiratory complications were defined as atelectasis, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection, acute respiratory failure, hypoxemia, pneumothorax, or pneumomediastinum… CONTINUE READING