Post-operative pulmonary complications after non-cardiothoracic surgery

  title={Post-operative pulmonary complications after non-cardiothoracic surgery},
  author={Kalpana Vinod Kelkar},
  booktitle={Indian journal of anaesthesia},
Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) occur in 5-10% of patients undergoing non-thoracic surgery and in 22% of high risk patients. PPCs are broadly defined as conditions affecting the respiratory tract that can adversely influence clinical course of the patient after surgery. Prior risk stratification, risk reduction strategies, performing short duration and/or minimally invasive surgery and use of anaesthetic technique of combined regional with general anaesthesia can reduce the… CONTINUE READING


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