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Criteria for Evaluating Patients with COPD Prior to General Anesthesia

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with COPD prior to anesthesia and surgery using the criteria of Milledge and Nunn.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, surgery

ICD-10:

J44.9

Description:

Milledge and Nunn evaluated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prior to general anesthesia and surgery. They used arterial blood gases to help identify patients who require prolonged post-operative ventilatory support. The authors are from Northwick Park Hospital in Middlesex, England.

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