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Postoperative pulmonary morbidity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7209714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postoperative pulmonary complications, the most common of which are atelectasis and pneumonia, are due largely to the pathophysiological effects on the lungs of anaesthesia and surgery as well as pre-existing disease, in particular chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD). Pre-operative assessment, including pulmonary function tests, will allow the prediction of the risk of pulmonary complications. Active measures can then be introduced to reduce these complications.
P D Potgieter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-26     Completed Date:  1981-05-26     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia / adverse effects*
Lung / drug effects
Lung Compliance
Lung Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Preoperative Care
Respiration / drug effects
Total Lung Capacity

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