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Risk of Perioperative Respiratory Complications and Postoperative Morbidity in a Cohort of Adults Exposed to Passive Smoking
Annals of Surgery
Objective: To evaluate the risks of perioperative respiratory complications and postoperative morbidity associated with active and passive cigarette smoking. Background: Environmental tobacco smoke is associated with perioperative respiratory events in children, but its effect in adults is unknown. Methods: We conducted a cohort study of 736 adult patients receiving general anesthesia for major elective surgery. Patients were classified according to their self-reported smoking history anddoi:10.1097/sla.0000000000000544 pmid:24509208 fatcat:trsnmi5lardmhf3t56hpllcuw4