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Chronic Obstrutive Pulmonary Disease

E D Pereira, S M Farensin, A L Fernandes
BACKGROUND: We wanted to determine the postoperative pulmonary complication after upper abdominal surgery in patients with pulmonary obstrutive syndrome. METHODS: We have studied 196 patients prospectively analyzed in preoperative period with spirometry and followed for observation of PPC. The patients were divided in four groups: COPD - those with chronic bronchitis or emphysema and VEF1/CVF< 70% (27 patients). ASMA - patients with obstruction of the airway in response to provoking stimuli (44 patients)...
January 2000: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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