Assessment of pulmonary complications after lung resection.

@article{Wang1999AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of pulmonary complications after lung resection.},
  author={Jing Wang and Jemi Olak and R E Ultmann and Mark K. Ferguson},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={
          1444-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND We assessed the utility of maximum oxygen consumption during exercise (MVO2) and diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DL(CO)) in the prediction of postoperative pulmonary complications, and the effect of such complications on postoperative length of hospital stay and the cost of hospitalization. METHODS Candidates for lung resection were prospectively studied by preoperative measurement of DL(CO) (expressed as a percentage of predicted [DL(CO)%]) and MVO2. Postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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