Indications for pulmonary function testing.

  title={Indications for pulmonary function testing.},
  author={Joseph D. Zibrak and C R O'donnell and Krisztina M{\'a}rton},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={112 10},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To critically assess original studies evaluating the role of preoperative pulmonary function testing in predicting postoperative outcomes. DESIGN MEDLINE search of English-language articles from 1966 to 1987 using the following medical subjects headings respiratory function tests, lung, lung diseases, and preoperative care. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Relevant studies were subdivided by operative site. We included only studies for which we could determine pre- and post… CONTINUE READING
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