Preoperative management of chronic bronchitis

Herbert Reynolds, J. W. Swisher

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Abstract

Patients with chronic bronchitis for whom major elective surgery is indicated are at increased risk for perioperative respiratory complications. The principal clinical features of chronic bronchitis, including excessive mucus secretion, productive cough, and respiratory infection, are related to a persistent inflammatory insult. The insult provokes mucus hypersecretion, obstruction to airflow, and paralysis of airway defense mechanisms. A comprehensive preoperative medical regimen that reduces inflammation, clears and reduces mucus secretions, treats underlying infection, ameliorates inflammation, and increases airway caliber ensures the best surgical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-29
Number of pages9
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume10
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

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Chronic Bronchitis
Mucus
Inflammation
Cough
Paralysis
Respiratory Tract Infections
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Reynolds, H., & Swisher, J. W. (1993). Preoperative management of chronic bronchitis. Infections in Medicine, 10(12), 21-29.
Reynolds, Herbert ; Swisher, J. W. / Preoperative management of chronic bronchitis. In: Infections in Medicine. 1993 ; Vol. 10, No. 12. pp. 21-29.
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