Episode 2

Anesthesia Podcast Series. Episode 2

Anesthesia Podcast Series

Episode 2: Surgical Patients at Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications (PPCs)

SE-XBR-00098 08/2022

Host: Dr. Friedrich Pühringer (Germany)
Guest: Dr. Sorin Brull (USA)

This podcast episode is in English.


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