Postoperative pulmonary complications. When are preventive and therapeutic measures necessary?

@article{ODonohue1992PostoperativePC,
  title={Postoperative pulmonary complications. When are preventive and therapeutic measures necessary?},
  author={Walter J. O'Donohue},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={
          167-70, 173-5
        }
}
  • Walter J. O'Donohue
  • Published in Postgraduate medicine 1992
  • Medicine
  • Relevant clinical and physiologic data are available to help guide decision making in the management of patients who are at risk for or already have postoperative pulmonary complications. Prophylactic measures should be simple and focused. Inexpensive treatment methods should be tried before resorting to more individual-intensive and expensive measures. Proper treatment of postoperative atelectasis requires adequate patient assessment and knowledge of the therapeutic options. Costs, measured in… CONTINUE READING

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