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

Purpose:

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

Specialty:

Pulmonology
General Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

J40, J41, J42, J43, J44, J47

Description:

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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