Cardiorespiratory function in surgically treated thoracic scoliosis with respect to degree and apex of scoliotic curve.

@article{aki1992CardiorespiratoryFI,
  title={Cardiorespiratory function in surgically treated thoracic scoliosis with respect to degree and apex of scoliotic curve.},
  author={Kata {\vS}aki{\'c} and Marko Pe{\vc}ina and Fadila Pavici{\'c}},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={1992},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={327-31}
}
We studied the relationship of deterioration of cardiorespiratory function with respect to degree and localisation of apex of spinal curvature. The study comprised 33 patients (27 females and 6 males) aged 15 (11-21) years, surgically treated for an average scoliotic angle of 72 degrees (55-129 degrees, after Cobb) which was postoperatively reduced to 32.6 degrees (13-74 degrees). The static and dynamic cardiorespiratory function parameters were tested (pre-operatively and 24 months after… CONTINUE READING