Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)
Measurement of pulmonary function has been suggested as a means of identifying preoperatively those patients that may suffer from postoperative pulmonary complications. This suggestion is reasonable only if it
enables a clinician to accurately predict when a patient may indeed suffer from severe consequences of surgery or
indicates a method of therapy that may lessen the incidence of complications.
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