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Bedside evaluation of the respiratory function in abdominal surgery with a simplified instrument a controlled study.
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PMID:  2380646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Though total prevention of postoperative pulmonary abnormalities after upper abdominal surgery does not seem to be possible, appropriate application of treatment to restore VC and FRC. The pulmonary function test helps the physician to predict postoperative respiratory disorders. Nevertheless, by using a simple respirometer and mini Wright's peak flow meter to evaluate the pulmonary functions perioperatively, it shows close relationship to the conventional test. Both FRC and SVC decreased to approximately 50-55 per cent of the preoperative values one day after surgery and yet, they increased significantly to 70-75 per cent of the preoperative levels on the fifth postoperative day. It is evident from this study that this simple test can serve as a reliable screen of pulmonary function. It can be performed economically and does not require complex equipment.
P Vichitvejpaisal; T Navakunvichit; U Stitsupamas; O Svasti-Xuto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-10     Completed Date:  1990-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / surgery
Aged, 80 and over
Lung / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Respiratory Function Tests / instrumentation*,  methods
Respiratory Mechanics*
Surgical Procedures, Operative*

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