Start

Patient with COPD Undergoing Bilateral Lung Volume Reduction Surgery | Preoperative Death Predictors

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with COPD prior to bilateral lung reduction surgery for poor outcome using the risk factors of Szekely et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, complications, surgery

ICD-10:

J44.9

Description:

Szekeley et al identified preoperative risk factors associated with death or prolonged hospitalization in patients with COPD who underwent bilateral lung volume reduction surgery. This can help identify patients who may not be surgical candidates and to provide better informed consent to patients. The authors are from Massachusetts General Hospital.

To read more or access our algorithms and calculators, please log in or register.

RECENT TWEETS

medal descover
medal iphone