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Strobel RJ, Liang Q, Zhang M
A preoperative risk model for postoperative pneumonia after coronary artery bypass grafting.
The authors developed a preoperative prediction model for postoperative pneumonia after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In this article, they describe and discuss their model, which may be used to provide individualized risk estimation and to identify opportunities to reduce a patient's preoperative risk of pneumonia through prehabilitation.
Citation: Strobel RJ, Liang Q, Zhang M . A preoperative risk model for postoperative pneumonia after coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Oct;102(4):1213-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.074.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Conditions, Pneumonia, Adverse Events, Risk, Patient Safety