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The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of short term Preoperative Respiratory Rehabilitation (PRR) on the
changes of respiratory functions and clinical conditions in patients with malignant lung cancer lesion and reduced
respiratory functions, with high risk to develop postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). A total of 15 patients
were treated with PRR protocol. The rehabilitation programme was concluded by all patients. They showed a statistically significant improvement of lung functionality Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) (p=0,004), Forced Expiration Value
in the first second (FEV1) (p<0,001) and walking distance (p<0,001). In addition, there was a significant enhancement of Partial Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) (p=0,002), Hart Rate (HR) (p=0,002) and Borg Dyspnoea Scale values
(p=0,003) indicate a better cardiorespiratory functionality.
In conclusion a short feasible PRR is suitable in patients’ candidate to thoracic surgery.
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