Lung volume reduction surgery: Nonpharmacological approach

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Purpose of review: To revise the current nonpharmacologic methods used in the care of patients undergoing lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Recent findings: A recent report of the unquestionable palliative role of LVRS awakened a renewed interest in the procedure as a valid treatment alternative in selected patients with severe emphysema. Summary: A detailed description of the foundations of the approach to patients undergoing LVRS is described to provide guidance for daily practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011


  • COPD
  • Lung volume reduction
  • Physical activity
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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