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Pulmonary function and exercise capacity in children following lung resection surgery.
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PMID:  23076456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To study lung function and exercise capacity in children following lung resection surgery. METHODS: Children aged 6-18 years who had lung resection surgery were studied and compared to normal children (age and sex matched). All had spirometry/body plethysmography and exercise stress test (performed by treadmill and modified Balke protocol). RESULTS: 13 Patients and 13 controls were studied (age 13.2 ± 3.3 years; 46.2 % male). The age at the time of lung resection surgery was 6.5 ± 4.7 years. The time interval between post-surgery and the tests was 6.8 ± 4.4 years. The most common indication for lung resection surgery was congenital lung malformations (61.5 %). 76.9 % of the patients had abnormal lung function. Exercise intolerance due to pulmonary limitations was found in 23.1 % of the patients. At the anaerobic threshold, the [Formula: see text] was not different between the patients and the controls. However, at the end of the exercise, the patients demonstrated lower peak [Formula: see text] than the controls (33.6 ± 6.0 vs. 39.3 ± 8.7 ml/min/kg; p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Abnormal lung functions and exercise intolerance were found in children following lung resection surgery. Children who had lung resection surgery had lower exercise capacity than normal children if the exercise was beyond the anaerobic threshold.
Suchada Sritippayawan; Suthinee Treerojanapon; Sompol Sanguanrungsirikul; Jitladda Deerojanawong; Nuanchan Prapphal
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-9813     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Rama IV Rd., Bangkok, 10330, Thailand,
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