Merit of preoperative clinical findings and functional pulmonary evaluation as predictors of postoperative pulmonary complications.

@article{Silva2010MeritOP,
  title={Merit of preoperative clinical findings and functional pulmonary evaluation as predictors of postoperative pulmonary complications.},
  author={Denise Rossato Silva and Marcelo Basso Gazzana and Marli Maria Knorst},
  journal={Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={551-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship of clinical data and the results of preoperative pulmonary functional evaluation with postoperative pulmonary complications. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study with patients who underwent pulmonary functional evaluation over a period of 5 years. We analyzed clinical, demographic and spirometric data, surgical procedures performed and postoperative pulmonary complications. RESULTS We analyzed the medical records of 521 patients. Mean age… CONTINUE READING