Effects of laser treatment on respiratory function in malignant narrowing of the central airways.

@article{Gilmartin1987EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of laser treatment on respiratory function in malignant narrowing of the central airways.},
  author={John Joseph Gilmartin and Dan Veale and Brendan G. Cooper and Pauline Keavey and Grant Gibson and G. N. Morritt},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1987},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={578-82}
}
Twenty patients with inoperable carcinoma in the trachea or a main bronchus were investigated before and one and 10 days after treatment with a carbon dioxide laser. Patients were assessed by spirometry, maximum flow-volume loops, and a visual analogue score of breathlessness on a scale from 0 (not at all breathless) to 100 (very breathless). At day 10 mean… CONTINUE READING