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Major Nonpulmonary Surgery Upon Patients With Pulmonary Disease

Major Nonpulmonary Surgery Upon Patients With Pulmonary Disease Abstract IN GENERAL surgical practice the patient with pulmonary disease may be approached with such caution that treatment may be unnecessarily delayed or avoided. Since there is little in the literature upon the subject, it is the purpose of this communication to review the experiences of a pulmonary disease hospital in the hope that it will be of assistance in evaluating the problem. Materials and Methods From January 1954 to January 1964, 185 major nonthoracic operations were performed at the Ray Brook State Tuberculosis Hospital upon 163 patients with pulmonary disease, principally tuberculosis. Extent of tuberculosis is classified according to the standards of the National Tuberculosis Association. Expectorations were examined for tubercle bacilli by concentrate and cultured upon Hohn's medium. Timed and total vital capacities were performed with the patient erect employing a modified Benedict Roth spirometer and stop watch as previously outlined.1 Predicted vital capacity was calculated by using References 1. Pecora, D. V.: Progressive Changes in Ventilation Following Pulmonary Resection , Surg Gynec Obstet 103:455-458 ( (Oct) ) 1956. 2. West, H. F.: Clinical Studies on Respiration: VI. Comparison of Various Standards for Normal Vital Capacity of Lungs , Arch Intern Med 25:306, 1920.Crossref 3. Gaensler, E. A.: Analysis of Ventilatory Defect by Timed Capacity Measurements , Amer Rev Tuberc 64:256-278 ( (Sept) ) 1951. 4. Pecora, D. V.: Correspondence , Arch Surg 84:128 ( (May) ) 1962.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Major Nonpulmonary Surgery Upon Patients With Pulmonary Disease

Archives of Surgery , Volume 90 (3) – Mar 1, 1965

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
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1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1965.01320090088020
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Abstract

Abstract IN GENERAL surgical practice the patient with pulmonary disease may be approached with such caution that treatment may be unnecessarily delayed or avoided. Since there is little in the literature upon the subject, it is the purpose of this communication to review the experiences of a pulmonary disease hospital in the hope that it will be of assistance in evaluating the problem. Materials and Methods From January 1954 to January 1964, 185 major nonthoracic operations were performed at the Ray Brook State Tuberculosis Hospital upon 163 patients with pulmonary disease, principally tuberculosis. Extent of tuberculosis is classified according to the standards of the National Tuberculosis Association. Expectorations were examined for tubercle bacilli by concentrate and cultured upon Hohn's medium. Timed and total vital capacities were performed with the patient erect employing a modified Benedict Roth spirometer and stop watch as previously outlined.1 Predicted vital capacity was calculated by using References 1. Pecora, D. V.: Progressive Changes in Ventilation Following Pulmonary Resection , Surg Gynec Obstet 103:455-458 ( (Oct) ) 1956. 2. West, H. F.: Clinical Studies on Respiration: VI. Comparison of Various Standards for Normal Vital Capacity of Lungs , Arch Intern Med 25:306, 1920.Crossref 3. Gaensler, E. A.: Analysis of Ventilatory Defect by Timed Capacity Measurements , Amer Rev Tuberc 64:256-278 ( (Sept) ) 1951. 4. Pecora, D. V.: Correspondence , Arch Surg 84:128 ( (May) ) 1962.Crossref

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1965

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