A panel of recognized authorities comprehensively review the medical, surgical, and pathophysiologic issues relevant to lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema. Topics range from the open technique and video-assisted thoracoscopic approaches to LVRS, to anesthetic management, to perioperative and nursing care of the patient. The experts also detail the selection of candidates for LVRS, the clinical results and clinical trials in LVRS, and the effects of LVRS on survival rates.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 1310 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 2002 ed.
"This attractive and handy-sized book covers this subject comprehensively, with fully referenced contributions from all of the multidisciplinary team required for such major surgery to prove safe and effective in a severely compromised group of patients." - British Journal of Surgery
"...it contains very useful information and can be recommended to all physicians and nurses interested in severe emphysema and lung volume reduction surgery in all its aspects." -Acta Surgica Belgica