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Evaluation of the risk of postoperative pulmonary complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  926467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten of 40 patients who underwent major thoracic or abdominal operations developed postoperative pulmonary complications, consisting of six massive atelectasis, three pneumonias and one edema. They were mostly thoracotomy cases and cigarette smokers. Many of these complications would have been prevented, if reliable pulmonary function tests are available to predict preoperatively such occurrence. Flow-volume curve tracing and closing volume measurement were evaluated in this respect. Both flow at the point of functional residual capacity on flow-volume curve, and the closing capacity subtracted from functional residual capacity were found to be well correlated with the occurrence of postoperative complications and can be used to evaluate the risk of pulmonary complications developing in postoperative period.
T Yoshida; Y Ushijima; K Inokuchi; T Hirose; T Shirakusa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0047-1909     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn J Surg     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-01-27     Completed Date:  1978-01-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302176     Medline TA:  Jpn J Surg     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / surgery
Age Factors
Chronic Disease
Closing Volume
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / complications
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / etiology*
Postoperative Complications*
Pulmonary Atelectasis / etiology*
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*
Residual Volume
Respiratory Function Tests
Thoracic Surgery
Thorax / surgery

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