Preoperative evaluation of the patient with pulmonary disease.

@article{Bapoje2007PreoperativeEO,
  title={Preoperative evaluation of the patient with pulmonary disease.},
  author={Srinivas R Bapoje and Julia Feliz Whitaker and Tara Schulz and Eugene S Chu and Richard K Albert},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={132 5},
  pages={1637-45}
}
Preoperative pulmonary evaluation is important in the management of patients with lung disease who are undergoing elective cardiothoracic or noncardiothoracic surgery. In some instances, preoperative pulmonary evaluations may also contribute to the management of patients being considered for urgent surgery. The incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) is high and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, and prolonged hospital stays. Perioperative pulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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