Postoperative pulmonary complications updating.

  title={Postoperative pulmonary complications updating.},
  author={Olivier Langeron and Serge Carreira and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Le Sach{\'e} and M. Raux},
  journal={Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation},
  volume={33 7-8},
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are a major contributor to the overall risk of surgery. PPCs affect the length of hospital stay and are associated with a higher in-hospital mortality. PPCs are even the leading cause of death either in cardiothoracic surgery but also in non-cardiothoracic surgery. Thus, reliable PPCs risk stratification tools are the key issue of clinical decision making in the perioperative period. When the risk is clearly identified related to the patient… CONTINUE READING