Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129054
Title: Anaesthetic management of patients undergoing lung volume reduction surgery for treatment of severe emphysema
Authors: Liu, E.H.C. 
Gillbe, C.E.
Watson, A.C.
Keywords: Anaesthesia: lung volume reduction surgery
Lung: emphysema
Issue Date: Oct-1999
Citation: Liu, E.H.C.,Gillbe, C.E.,Watson, A.C. (1999-10). Anaesthetic management of patients undergoing lung volume reduction surgery for treatment of severe emphysema. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 27 (5) : 459-463. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Lung volume reduction surgery can improve lung function in patients with emphysema. We report our anaesthetic experience, problems and the physiological data of eight patients. Our aims were prevention of air trapping and air leaks, good analgesia and early recovery and mobilization. We were able to achieve these aims using pressure limited ventilation, lumbar epidural diamorphine, propofol infusions and intensive physiotherapy. Hypoxia during one-lung ventilation was the main intraoperative problem. Air leaks, infection and pulmonary hypertension were the main postoperative problems.
Source Title: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129054
ISSN: 0310057X
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