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FEV1 Following Pulmonary Resection | Lung Cancer Patients

Purpose:

To predict the postoperative FEV1 in a patient with lung cancer being evaluated for pulmonary resection using the equation of Nakahara et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Gynecological Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

C34, J96

Description:

Nakahara et al developed an equation for predicting the postoperative FEV1 for a patient with lung cancer who underwent pulmonary resection. This can be used to help determine if the patient would have sufficient respiratory function after surgery to avoid complications. The authors are from the Osaka University Medical School in Japan.

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