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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sudarshana Datta, MD [2]

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Judicious use of anaesthetic agents known to cause narcosis, use of epidural analgesia in patients with underlying pulmonary disease, incentive spirometry, early ambulation, humidifiers, breathing exercises, coughing exercises and supplemental oxygen are effective measures of primary prevention in patients undergoing operative procedures, in order to prevent post operative atelectasis.

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