Jennifer McCallister

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Perioperative Pulmonary Considerations

What every physician needs to know: The respiratory system is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of general anesthesia and surgery, and postoperative pulmonary complications are commonly encountered. Overall, pulmonary complications account for approximately 25 percent of deaths in the postoperative period. Pulmonary complications also contribute to increased intensive care and hospital lengths of stay,…

Preoperative Pulmonary Assessment of Patients Undergoing Non-Thoracic Surgery

What every physician needs to know: Postoperative respiratory complications are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after surgery. Effective management of patients at risk for postoperative complications after surgery requires knowledge of the predictable changes in pulmonary physiology that are associated with surgery and anesthesia, awareness of the factors that may increase a patient’s…

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