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.
- Lung volume reduction
- Physical activity
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine