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2022 Feb 01

Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med

Prevalence and time-course of diaphragmatic dysfunction following lung resection: A repeated ultrasonic assessment.


Daniel M, Lang E, Huynh T M, Martin J, Brebion M, Guessous K, Zlotnik D, Gouzien L, Chaouch O, Delval P, Ferraris A, Le Pimpec-Barthes F, Cholley B
Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2022 Feb 01:101024.
PMID: 35121186.


Ultrasound (US) allows non-invasive repeated assessments of diaphragmatic excursion (DE) and thickening fraction (DTF) at the bedside, reflecting diaphragmatic dysfunction (DD). We aimed at determining the prevalence and time-course of DD following elective thoracic surgery and the association with postoperative complications.