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Current Challenges in the Recognition, Prevention and Treatment of Perioperative Pulmonary Atelectasis

Restrepo RD, et al. | Informa Healthcare | 2014

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Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are associated with increased cost and poor outcomes. Atelectasis contributes significantly to PPCs in the acute care setting.  Effective interventions may help decrease the incidence and cost burden. This review article reviews the challenges encountered in the recognition, prevention, and management of perioperative atelectasis.

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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Respiratory Care

Content Type: Journal Articles

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Reference: Restrepo R, Braverman J. Current challenges in the recognition, prevention, and treatment of perioperative pulmonary atelectasis. Expert Rev. Respir. Med. 9(1), 97–107 (2014)