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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No tolerated further testing necessary [FEV.sub.1] and DLCO V[O.sub.2]-max Test result <80% predicted >20ml/kg/min (a) normal <15ml/kg/min; [FEV.sub.1] and DLCO <40% predicted normal (b) <10ml/kg/min (c) Operative Predict postoperative (a) No increased risk suitability pulmonary reserve. of perioperative If predicted [FEV.sub.1] complications or DLCO <40% (or FEV1 [less than or (b) Very high risk of equal to] 0.8L) high perioperative risk of perioperative complications and complications and death.
Postpneumonectomy syndrome is a well-known problem and includes excessive mediastinal shift to the ipsilateral side with bronchovascular compromise and decreased pulmonary reserve due to postoperative hyperinflation of the remaining lung (1).
This and the scant pulmonary reserve were thought to constitute the cause of death.
* 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.
SCI individuals have very little pulmonary reserve. If the work of breathing is increased by pulmonary complications, there is no reserve for normal activities of daily living (ADLs).
Thus, the aging adult has less pulmonary reserve under normal conditions and less ability to cough and clear secretions.
[3,4,5] Disorders of respiratory system reduce pulmonary reserve and instrumental delivery may be required.
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. Though the patient had good mouth opening of more than 3 fingers width and a good neck flexion and extension, as the patient was not able to lie supine, it could results in a difficult airway.
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.