Mechanism of short-term improvement in lung function after emphysema resection.

@article{Gelb1996MechanismOS,
  title={Mechanism of short-term improvement in lung function after emphysema resection.},
  author={Arthur F. Gelb and Noe Zamel and Robert J Mckenna and Matthew Brenner},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={154 4 Pt 1},
  pages={945-51}
}
We prospectively investigated the mechanism of airflow limitation before and after targeted emphysematous resection in 12 consecutively studied adult patients 68 +/- 4 yr of age (mean +/- SD) with very severe COPD undergoing bilateral thoracoscopic stapling techniques. Lung function, static lung elastic recoil, and airway conductance was measured 2 wk before and 5 to 6 mo after surgery. After surgery, there was a significant (p < 0.01) reduction in TLC (9.3 +/- 0.3 [mean +/- SEM] to 7.7 +/- 0.4… CONTINUE READING

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