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Mads E Jørgensen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Per Føge Jensen, Siv Mari Berger, Christine Benn Christiansen, Charlotte Overgaard, Michelle D Schmiegelow, Charlotte Andersson
IMPORTANCE: The timing of surgery in patients with recent ischemic stroke is an important and inadequately addressed issue. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and importance of time elapsed between stroke and surgery in the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events and mortality. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Danish nationwide cohort study (2005-2011) including all patients aged 20 years or older undergoing elective noncardiac surgeries (n=481,183 surgeries)...
July 16, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Gerald W Smetana, Valerie A Lawrence, John E Cornell
BACKGROUND: The importance of clinical risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications and the value of preoperative testing to stratify risk are the subject of debate. PURPOSE: To systematically review the literature on preoperative pulmonary risk stratification before noncardiothoracic surgery. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE search from 1 January 1980 through 30 June 2005 and hand search of the bibliographies of retrieved articles. STUDY SELECTION: English-language studies that reported the effect of patient- and procedure-related risk factors and laboratory predictors on postoperative pulmonary complication rates after noncardiothoracic surgery and that met predefined inclusion criteria...
April 18, 2006: Annals of Internal Medicine
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