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Clinical Summary

Lung cancer: preoperative psychiatric morbidity may increase postoperative mortality

Miriam Davis, PhD   |   01 September 2022

Takeaway

  • A new study finds that psychiatric morbidity before lung cancer surgery is common and associated with a striking 18% increase in all-cause mortality 1 year after surgery.
  • Patients specifically with alcohol abuse and bipolar disorder also have higher in-hospital mortality.

Why this matters

  • This is the first study to...

          

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