Preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation in patients undergoing lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Bobbio2008PreoperativePR,
  title={Preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation in patients undergoing lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Antonio Bobbio and Alfredo Chetta and Luca Ampollini and Gian Luca Primomo and Eveline Internullo and Paolo Carbognani and Michele Rusca and Dario Olivieri},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={95-8}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of short-term preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation on exercise capacity of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer is evaluated. METHODS A prospective observational study was designed. Inclusion criteria consisted of an indication to lung resection because of a clinical stage I or II non-small cell lung cancer and a chronic obstructive disease on preoperative pulmonary function test. In such conditions… CONTINUE READING

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