Preoperative spirometry predicts perioperative pulmonary complications after major vascular surgery.

@article{Kispert1992PreoperativeSP,
  title={Preoperative spirometry predicts perioperative pulmonary complications after major vascular surgery.},
  author={J F Kispert and Andris Kazmers and L D Roĭtman},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1992},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={491-5}
}
This study determined utility of preoperative spirometry for prediction of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) defined as pneumonia, ventilator dependence greater than 48 hours, and adult respiratory distress syndrome in 147 patients undergoing vascular surgery from June 1988 through March 1990 [39 aortic aneurysm repairs, 21 carotid procedures, and 87 operations for occlusive disease including aorto-ileofemoral, infra-inguinal, and visceral]. The incidence of PPC was 12.9 per cent… CONTINUE READING

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