Pulmonary function following surgical repair of pectus excavatum: a meta-analysis.

  title={Pulmonary function following surgical repair of pectus excavatum: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Moh H. Malek and Dale E. Berger and William D Marelich and Jared Wayne Coburn and Travis W. Beck and Terry J. Housh},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={30 4},
The purpose of this study was to use a meta-analytical technique to examine the efficacy of surgical repair of pectus excavatum on pulmonary function. Studies were retrieved via computerized literature searches, cross-referencing from original and review articles. Inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) reporting quantitative measures of preoperative and postoperative pulmonary function; (2) published in the English language; (3) indexed between January 1960 and September 2005; (4) reporting… CONTINUE READING