Perioperative respiratory events in smokers and nonsmokers undergoing general anaesthesia.

@article{Schwilk1997PerioperativeRE,
  title={Perioperative respiratory events in smokers and nonsmokers undergoing general anaesthesia.},
  author={Bernhard Schwilk and Ulrich Bothner and Stefan Schraag and Michael Georgieff},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={348-55}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of respiratory diseases in smokers and nonsmokers and the incidence of perioperative respiratory events (PREs) were investigated for patients undergoing general anaesthesia. The aim was to quantify well-known problems and to identify possible new associations between smoking and PREs. METHODS From July 1992 to December 1994, risk factors, demographic data, and PREs were documented by an automatically readable anaesthetic record (ARAR). PREs were used as defined by… CONTINUE READING