Risk Factors of Wong et al Associated with Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in a Patient with Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


To identify risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications in a patient with severe COPD who is undergong noncardiothoracic surgery.


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology, Abdominal Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Colon And Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery


risk factors, complications


J40, J41, J42, J43, J44, J47


Wong et al identified risk factors for pulmonary complications after noncardiothoracic surgery in a patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These can help identify a patient who may require more aggressive management or who may a candidate for nonsurgical therapy. The authors are from the University of California at Irvine and the Long Beach Department of Veteran's Affairs.

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