Article Abstract

Office-based spirometry to stratify the risk of postoperative complications

Authors: Shigeki Suzuki, Yusuke Takahashi


Nowadays, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the world, and lung resection is recognized as the standard treatment for early-stage lung cancer (1). Since postoperative pulmonary complications are major driver of perioperative mortality, postoperative length of stay and rehospitalization (2-4), stratifying poor risk patients for pulmonary complications is critical issue (5-7).