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Airway IgA: Respiratory Tract IgA Levels in Anesthetized Patients Undergoing Elective Surgical Procedures
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The purpose of the study is to determine the variability of airway IgA levels in anesthetized, well-nourished and malnourished patients undergoing elective general surgical procedures and the effect of gender and race on this baseline variable. The hypothesis is that airway IgA levels are lower in malnourished than in well-nourished patients.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
patients undergoing surgery with general anesthesia
Undergoing surgery via general anesthesia
Patients with a history of asthma or documented airway irritability
Patients who have undergone previous pulmonary resection
Patients receiving cardiac medications for arrhythmias.