Patient-Specific Immune States Before Surgery Are Strong Correlates of Surgical Recovery

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(Abstracted from Anesthesiology, 123:1241–1255, 2015)

It is thought that a patient's immune state before surgery could predict speed of recovery from fatigue, pain, and functional impairment. Risk-stratifying these patients based on their predicted recovery profile could enable patient-tailored, cost-conscious approaches to perioperative care.

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