Geno J. Merli, MD; Howard H. Weitz, MD
Disclosures: Geno J. Merli, MD, reports the following: Research grants/contracts: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer, sanofi-aventis; Consultancies: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer, sanofi-aventis. Howard H. Weitz, MD, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
Merli GJ, Weitz HH. The Consult Guys - Clearing the Air: When to Stop Smoking Before Surgery. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:CG11. doi: 10.7326/G14-3011
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The Consult Guys - Clearing the Air: When to Stop Smoking Before Surgery
July 21, 2015
error in question #1
Question #1 asks:"1. Inability to perform 4 METs of activity is associated with what change in the risk for pulmonary complications following non-cardiac surgery?A. Decreased riskB. Increased riskC. Unchanged riskD. Risk not known"The "correct" answer according to the test is "B. Increased risk." While this may be intuitive, the video emphasized that it is CARDIAC risk and mortality that is increased in the setting of a patient not able to perform 4 METS of activity.Did I miss something in the presentation, or is this an editing error?
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