pulmonary reserve


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the additional volume of air that the lungs can inhale and exhale when breathing to the limit of capacity in times of stress

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1] and DLCO <40% predicted normal (b) <10ml/kg/min (c) Operative Predict postoperative (a) No increased risk suitability pulmonary reserve.
The decision whether to observe or intubate should be guided by the overall status of the patient, keeping in mind that adults have a larger pulmonary reserve than do children.
Pulmonary reserve can then serve to meet the increased metabolic demands of ADLs and mobility, rather than merely responding to the increased work of breathing caused by respiratory complications.
Thus, the aging adult has less pulmonary reserve under normal conditions and less ability to cough and clear secretions.
The main side effect we expected was lung damage - these patients are all at risk because of emphysema and very low pulmonary reserve," said Bush.
Instability and joint overload and even loss of balance, as a result of increased ligamentous laxity, weight gain and changes postuares respectively, are some of the negative consequences suffered by the musculoskeletal system, while changes in respiratory requirements result in increased respiratory minute volume of 50%, leading to reduced pulmonary reserves and limiting the possibility of anaerobic exercises.
A course of antibiotic, bronchodilators, nebulization and good physiotherapy with chest exercise along with blood transfusion helped to reduce the pulmonary infection and improve pulmonary reserves.
Surgical resection plays a minor role in the treatment of CNPA, being reserved for healthy young patients with focal disease and good pulmonary reserves, patients not tolerating antifungal therapy, and patients with residual localized but active disease despite adequate antifungal therapy.