oa South African Medical Journal - Postoperative pulmonary morbidity
|Article Title||Postoperative pulmonary morbidity|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Mar 1981|
|Pages||412 - 416|
|Keyword(s)||Anaesthesiology, Complications, Pathophysiology, Postoperative pulmonary morbidity, Pulmonology, Surgery and Treatment|
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 preexisting disease, in particular chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD).
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