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《Shanghai Nursing Journal》 2004-02
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Pre-operative Respiratory Rehabilitation Program Relieves Dyispnea and Partially Improves Lung Function of LVRS Candidates

Sh anghai Pulmonary Disease Hospital, Shanghai 200433, China)YING Mei-feng, YE Xiu-mei, WANG Xing-an  
Objective To evaluate pre-operative respiratory rehabilitation program for LVRS candidates. Methods A group of candidates for lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) were enrolled into our 3-month respiratory rehabilitation program, including pursed-lip diaphragmatic breathing exercise, deep breathing exercise by using volumetric Exerciser, psychological rehabilita tion and hygienic instruction. Individual subjective syndromes were surveyed and lung function values (6-MWD, FEV 1, PaO 2 and MVV) were tested before and af ter training. Results Fourty one patients finished the program, among them 40 acquired certain degree of dyispnea relief, according to the ques tionnair es before and after rehabilitation program. There were statistical improvements on 6-min-walking-distance (6-MWD), MVV and the inhaled volume by using the v olumetric exerciser, but not on FEV 1, PaO 2 and PaCO 2 after 3-month training. Conclusion Pre-operative respiratory rehabilitaion, including mainly pursed-lip diaphragmatic breathing exercise, deep breathing exercise by usin g volumetric exerciser, can improve some objective syndromes and a part of lung fu nction values of LVRS candidates.
【CateGory Index】: R49
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