Peri-Operative Risk Factors for Post-Operative Pulmonary Complications

  • K. J. K. Kanhai
  • S. L. C. E. Buijk
  • H. A. Bruining
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1999)

Abstract

Pulmonary complications, such as atelectasis, productive cough and pneumonia constitute the major part of post-operative complications. It can be expected that the incidence and severity of post-operative pulmonary complications will increase in the future, as an increasing number of patients with significant co-morbidities will have to undergo surgery. The advent of advanced monitoring techniques and treatment has enabled major surgery even in severely ill and debilitated patients. This practice will increase the need for intensified post-operative care and artificial respiratory support.

Keywords

Obesity Ischemia Corticosteroid Pneumonia Morphine 

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  • K. J. K. Kanhai
  • S. L. C. E. Buijk
  • H. A. Bruining

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