oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthesia for lung volume reduction surgery : review article

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... REVIEW Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - August 2005 103 Anaesthesia for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery natural history of the disease or reduce mortality. Bronchodilators improve lung function, exercise capacity, and quality of life in patients with COPD, but are of limited benefit to patients without reversible airway disease. As the medical management of these patients appears to offer only limited benefits, various attempts have been made to improve the quality of life and possibly to reduce mortality through a variety of surgical techniques over the past 90 years including pneumoperitoneum formation, phrenic nerve paralysis, thoracoplasty, denervation of ..

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