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Pre-operative assessment of the thoracic patient

Edited by Jonathan N. Wilkinson, Stephen H. Pennefather and Robert A. McCahon

in Thoracic Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199563098
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563098.003.0004

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Pre-operative assessment of the thoracic patient

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History - Examination - BTS guidelines - Pre-operative tests - Assessment made easy - Surgical resectability - Blood gases - Spirometry - Assessment of respiratory mechanics - Oesophageal manometry - ECG - Echocardiography - Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing - CXR, PET, CT - Ventilation perfusion scanning - The patient with a lung transplant - The patient with previous chemo-radiotherapy - The patient with severe emphysema - The patient with pulmonary hypertension - The patient with cystic fibrosis - The patient with a previous thoracotomy - The patient with suppurative lung disease - The patient with myasthenia gravis - The patient with an implanted permanent pacemaker - The patient with a paraneoplastic syndrome - The patient with lung cancer

Chapter.  25213 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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