Effects of chronic disease Discussion

Effects of chronic disease: A number of long term medical disorders have been associated with increased risk of surgical complications. Such problems include chronic lung disease, alcoholism, diabetes, vascular disease, chronic open wounds, malnutrition, chronic anemia, chronic renal failure, immunosuppressive therapy, illness leading to progressive weight loss, as well as others. These conditions increase the chances that the patient will have complications involving wound infection, poor wound healing or other problems leading to surgical failure.

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