Lung Volume Reduction Surgery by Michael Argenziano, Mark E. Ginsburg
By Michael Argenziano, Mark E. Ginsburg
A panel of famous professionals comprehensively evaluate the clinical, surgical, and pathophysiologic concerns suitable to lung quantity aid surgical procedure for emphysema. subject matters variety from the open method and video-assisted thoracoscopic ways to LVRS, to anesthetic administration, to perioperative and nursing care of the sufferer. The specialists additionally element the choice of applicants for LVRS, the medical effects and scientific trials in LVRS, and the consequences of LVRS on survival premiums.
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Improvements in exercise tolerance following LVRS include longer 6-min walk distances, increased maximal workloads, higher maximal VO2, and improved indices of gas exchange (41). Currently in the NETT trial, the 6-min walk test, maximal VO2, and maximum work rate are measured, with the maximum work rate as one of two primary outcomes to be analyzed (13,23,42–45). Significant increases in the 6-min walk test have been noted following LVRS, from 300 to 370 m in normocapnic patients, and from 197 to 274 m in hypercapnic patients.