Preoperative serum fibrinogen level predicts postoperative pulmonary complications after lung cancer resection.

@article{Song2006PreoperativeSF,
  title={Preoperative serum fibrinogen level predicts postoperative pulmonary complications after lung cancer resection.},
  author={Suk-Won Song and Hyun-Sung Lee and Moon Soo Kim and Jong Mog Lee and Jee Hee Kim and Byung-ho Nam and Jae Ill Zo},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={1974-81}
}
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing pulmonary resection are thought to be at high risk for the development of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), and these complications may lead to serious morbidity. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing lung cancer resection and to determine the effect of PPCs on survival. METHODS The study involved a retrospective review of 635 patients who had undergone… CONTINUE READING