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Comment & Response
June 6, 2019

Association Between Red Blood Cell Width and Modified Frailty Index

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(8):767-768. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0932

To the Editor We read with great interest the article titled “Association Between Red Blood Cell Distribution Width and Outcomes of Open Airway Reconstruction Surgery in Adults” by Xie et al.1 They concluded that higher pretreatment red blood cell width is associated with lower prosthesis-free breathing after open airway procedures.1