Pre & post operative pulmonary functions in treated cases of pulmonary tuberculosis with residual sequelae requiring surgical intervention
Jayaswal, R.; Tewari, S.C.; Rout, K.K.; Chauhan, M.S.; Chadha, S.K. and Dandona, P.K. (1989) Pre & post operative pulmonary functions in treated cases of pulmonary tuberculosis with residual sequelae requiring surgical intervention. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 36 (4). pp. 229-232.
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Results are presented of 51 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis with residual sequelae where surgical intervention was considered necessary either for improving the functional status of the patient or to prevent any future complications. Most of the subjects were young male soldiers. Cases were evaluated preoperatively by spirometery and lung diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide and again at intervals of 4 weeks and 24 weeks after the surgery. The results after surgery indicated initial deterioration of functional status at 4 weeks but marked improvement in vital capacity at 24 weeks post-operatively, except in cases who were over 35 years of age or had serious defect in respiratory function pre-operatively (below 50% of predicted VC and/or FEV) and failed to show any improvement as shown by PFT results.
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