Office of Academic Resources
Chulalongkorn University
Chulalongkorn University

Home / Help

TitleLung Volume Reduction Surgery [electronic resource] / edited by Michael Argenziano, Mark E. Ginsburg
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2002
Connect to
Descript XII, 274 p. online resource


Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) as a treatment for end-stage pulmonary emphysema has inspired enthusiasm, controversy, and confusion. In Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, a panel of recognized authorities comprehensively review the medical, surgical, and pathophysiologic issues relevant to LVRS for emphysema. Topics range from the open technique and video-assisted thoracoscopic approaches to LVRS, to anesthetic management, to perioperative and nursing care of the patient. The experts also detail the selection of candidates for LVRS, the clinical trials and results in LVRS, and the effects of LVRS on survival rates. Background material addresses the clinical and basic science aspects of emphysema, including its pathogenesis and pathophysiology, its cardiovascular effects, its medical management, and its evaluation with exercise testing. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery offers pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and internists an authoritative survey of the state-of-the-art in pulmonary emphysema-its measurement, its causes, and its diagnosis-as well as the revolutionary emergence of lung volume reduction surgery and its management today


One: Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Medical Management of Emphysema -- 1. The Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Emphysema -- 2. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in the Evaluation of the Patient with Emphysema -- 3. Cardiovascular Effects of Emphysema -- 4. Radiologic Assessment of Emphysema in LVRS Candidates -- 5. Medical Management of Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- 6. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Severe Emphysema -- Two: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema -- 7. The History of Surgery for Emphysema -- 8. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Open Technique -- 9. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Approaches -- 10. Anesthetic Management of the Patient Undergoing Lung Volume Reduction Surgery -- 11. Perioperative and Nursing Care of the LVRS Patient -- 12. Selection of Candidates for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery -- 13. Clinical Results and Clinical Trials in Lung Volume Reduction Surgery -- 14. Effect of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery on Survival in Patients with Advanced Emphysema -- 15. Management of the Patient with Lung Cancer and Severe Emphysema -- 16. Lung Transplantation and LVRS in the Treatment of Advanced Emphysema

Medicine Surgery Medicine & Public Health Surgery


Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd. Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Contact Us

Tel. 0-2218-2929,
0-2218-2927 (Library Service)
0-2218-2903 (Administrative Division)
Fax. 0-2215-3617, 0-2218-2907

Social Network


facebook   instragram