The effect of incentive spirometry and inspiratory muscle training on pulmonary function after lung resection.

@article{Weiner1997TheEO,
  title={The effect of incentive spirometry and inspiratory muscle training on pulmonary function after lung resection.},
  author={P. Weiner and Ada Man and Margalit Weiner and Marinella Rabner and Joseph Waizman and Rasmi Magadle and Doron Zamir and Y Greiff},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={552-7}
}
BACKGROUND A predicted postoperative forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) of less than 800 ml or 40% of predicted is a common criterion for exclusion of patients from lung resection for cancer. Usually, the predicted postoperative lung function is calculated according to a formula based on the number of lung segments that will be resected. Incentive spirometry and specific inspiratory muscle training are two maneuvers that have been used to enhance lung expansion and inspiratory muscle… CONTINUE READING