Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Acceptability at Recruitment


Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

May be acceptable for PBSC only if mild disease (equivalent to GOLD I-II, FEV1>50%). Discuss with MO

Individual at Risk


Explanation of Condition

Damage to the lungs, most commonly seen after long-term smoking, but also in relation to industrial exposures and some inherited conditions. The lung tissues are replace by large cavities, or bullae, and the lungs lose their elasticity. As a result, breathing becomes more and more difficult, and affected individuals become increasingly limited in their activities. Lung infections become more common, and are the leading cause of death.

Justification for guidance

General anesthesia induces a significantly increased risk for postoperative pulmonary morbidity

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions


Chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD)



Version 2, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

9 June 2016