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Pulmonary function testing.
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PMID:  22186132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the recent literature related to pulmonary function testing and how it relates to the preoperative evaluation. RECENT FINDINGS: There is increased interest in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension. It is important to determine the clinical implications of this disease and determine whether preoperative therapy is indeed effective. Also, there is a need for the development of new noninvasive diagnostic techniques to identify patients at risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension. SUMMARY: Pulmonary function testing can be used to quantify lung function, confirm an individual's functional status, evaluate regimen effectiveness, and determine disability. They may be essential in all candidates for lung resection. However, there are limits in the current testing of pulmonary function. There is new evidence that exercise testing may provide better diagnostic and prognostic information about patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
Wendy K Bernstein
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in anaesthesiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8813436     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Anaesthesiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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