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Strategies to Reduce Risk for Pulmonary Complications Associated with Surgery

Purpose:

To reduce the risk of post-operative pulmonary complications using the strategies proposed by Smetana.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

other testing, complications, surgery

ICD-10:

J95.8

Description:

Pulmonary complications may occur during or after surgery and can significantly impact a patient's morbidity and mortality. Identification of patients at risk for complications can allow interventions and modifications to help reduce the risk.

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