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Preoperative Evaluation of the Operative Risk Profile

  • Karim A. Gawad
  • Christoph Busch
  • Dieter C. Broering
  • Emre F. Yekebas

Abstract

The primary goal of a preoperative risk analysis is the reduction of perioperative morbidity and mortality. The latter is still ranging up to 10% for esophageal cancer despite all progress in intensive care therapy and the refinement of surgical technique. The morbidity, in particular the incidence of pulmonary complications, is by far higher and amounts to approximately 50%.

Keywords

Esophageal Cancer Professional Nurse Incentive Spirometry Intensive Care Therapy Routine Blood Chemistry 
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© Steinkopff Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karim A. Gawad
    • 1
  • Christoph Busch
    • 1
  • Dieter C. Broering
    • 2
  • Emre F. Yekebas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Hospital Hamburg EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of General and Thoracic SurgeryChristian-Albrechts-University KielKielGermany

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