Infectious diseases

Pulmonary complications and mortality high in surgical patients with COVID-19

High rates of respiratory complications suggest that thresholds for surgery should be higher than usual for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic – and especially for older aged men, researchers say. A study published in The Lancet found postoperative pulmonary complications occurred in about half of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection who underwent surgery in the first ...

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