REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 259-262

Perioperative pulmonary function assessment


Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Mai M Abdel-Aziz
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Abbassiya Sq., Cairo 11566
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1687-7934.139536

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The purpose of perioperative pulmonary assessment is to predict which patients are at increased risk for pulmonary complications. The postoperative pulmonary complications contribute significantly to overall morbidity and mortality rates. Atelectasis, hypoxemia, pneumonia, and respiratory failure are pulmonary complications that can follow surgical procedures.


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