Energy metabolism of thoracic surgical patients in the early postoperative period. Effect of posture.

@article{Brandi1996EnergyMO,
  title={Energy metabolism of thoracic surgical patients in the early postoperative period. Effect of posture.},
  author={Luisa Brandi and Roberto Bertolini and Alberto Di Janni and Annarita Gioia and Carlo Alberto Angeletti},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1996},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={630-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of elective thoracic surgery on energy metabolism and gas exchange and to evaluate whether the 30-degree sitting position would affect these variables. DESIGN Prospective, unblinded, controlled study. SETTING Surgical ICU in a university hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-two adult patients undergoing elective pulmonary resection. INTERVENTIONS Posture change from supine to 30-degree sitting position. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS Oxygen consumption (VO2… CONTINUE READING

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