The aim of the study was to determine in human patients the effect of lung resection on lung compliance and on pleuro-pulmonary fluid balance. Pre and post-operative values of compliance were measured in anesthetized patients undergoing resection for lung cancer (N=11) through double-lumen bronchial intubation. Lung compliance was measured for 10-12cmH2O increase in alveolar pressure from 5cmH2O PEEP in control and repeated after resection. No air leak was assessed and pleural fluid was collected during hospital stay. A significant negative correlation (r2=0.68) was found between compliance at 10min and resected mass. Based on the pre-operative estimated lung weight, the decrease in compliance following lung resection exceeded by 10-15% that expected from resected mass. Significant negative relationships were found by relating pleural fluid drainage flow to the remaining lung mass and to post-operative lung compliance. Following lung re-expansion, data suggest a causative relationship between the decrease in compliance and the perturbation in pleuro-pulmonary fluid balance.
|Titolo:||Effect of lung resection on pleuro-pulmonary mechanics and fluid balance|
|Autori interni:||SALITO, CATERINA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY|
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