Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing

  • P. G. Boysen
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)


Measurement of pulmonary function has been suggested as a means of identifying preoperatively those patients that may suffer from postoperative pulmonary complications. This suggestion is reasonable only if it
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    enables a clinician to accurately predict when a patient may indeed suffer from severe consequences of surgery or

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    indicates a method of therapy that may lessen the incidence of complications.



Lung Volume Forced Vital Capacity Total Lung Capacity Inspiratory Capacity Postoperative Pulmonary Complication 
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