Preoperative nasopharyngeal swab testing and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective surgery during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic


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Glasbey J. C. , Omar O., Nepogodiev D., Minaya-Bravo A., Bankhead-Kendall B. K. , Fiore M., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.108, no.1, pp.88-96, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bjs/znaa051
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-96

Abstract

Background: Surgical services are preparing to scale up in areas affected by COVID-19. This study aimed to evaluate the association between preoperative SARS-CoV-2 testing and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective cancer surgery.