Influence of pleural drainage on postoperative pain, vital capacity and six-minute walk test after pulmonary resection.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of pleural drainage on the distance covered on the six-minute walk test, pain intensity and vital capacity in patients submitted to pulmonary resection. METHODS Thirteen consecutive patients from the Thoracic Surgery Infirmary of Hospital São Paulo, Brazil, submitted to closed pleural drainage (0.5-in multiperforated… (More)


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