Pulmonary rehabilitation exercise program for high-risk thoracic surgical patients Journal Article


Author: Wilson, D. J.
Article Title: Pulmonary rehabilitation exercise program for high-risk thoracic surgical patients
Abstract: Preoperative assessment of the patient with moderate to severe COPD continues to be a difficult task. Pulmonary function tests cannot be the only deciding factor. Exercise testing is supported in the literature to improve the sensitivity and specificity in predicticting perioperative morbidity and mortality rates. The presence of comorbid disease, especially COPD, increases the chances of postoperative pulmonary complications. Pulmonary rehabilitation in the nonsurgical COPD patient has been proven to be beneficial in improved exercise capacity and quality of life. The question which remains to be answered is whether a short-term, intense, and focused preoperative program in surgical candidates with resectable NSCLC and preexisting pulmonary dysfunction can influence outcome.
Keywords: review; preoperative care; preoperative evaluation; quality of life; lung disease; carcinoma, non-small-cell lung; lung neoplasms; pneumonectomy; risk factors; lung cancer; outcomes research; high risk population; lung function; exercise test; thorax surgery; chronic obstructive lung disease; thoracic surgical procedures; surgical patient; respiratory function tests; exercise therapy; humans; human; priority journal; lung diseases, obstructive
Journal Title: Chest Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1052-3359
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 1997-01-01
Start Page: 697
End Page: 706
Language: English
PUBMED: 9403186
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 17 March 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Donna J Wilson
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