Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) is an umbrella term encompassing a heterogeneous collection of respiratory problems after surgery. PPCs can include atelectasis, pneumonia, bronchospasm, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and postoperative respiratory failure (RF). Definitions of PPCs often vary in scholarly articles, and this chapter focuses on pneumonia and atelectasis.
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