Randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of a preoperative respiratory rehabilitation program to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications after esophagectomy. Dig Surg 2015; 32: 331-337.

Published: 29th October 2015

Authors: Yamana I, Takeno S, Hashimoto T, Maki K, Shibata R, Shiwaku H et al. et al.

Conclusion

Preoperative chest rehabilitation for at least seven days before surgery reduced the severity of postoperative pulmonary complications (P=0.031) in this study that included 60 patients.

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