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Comparison of two methods of postoperative pulmonary care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1129674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new apparatus for postoperative pulmonary care was compared to one in common use. Vital capacity, a common clinical indicator of pulmonary status in the postoperative patient, was used as an index of improvement or deterioration. In patients using the device with increased dead space and expiratory pressure, there was a significantly greater increase in vital capacity than in those of the group who used blow bottles. Since increased vital capacity is indicative of improved pulmonary function, it is suggested that the use of the dead space-expiratory pressure device should result in a decreased incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications.
M J O'Connor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1975 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-08-07     Completed Date:  1975-08-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Postoperative Care* / instrumentation
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Pulmonary Atelectasis / prevention & control*
Respiratory Dead Space
Vital Capacity

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