Abstract:ObjectiveTo evaluate the lung function and clinical outcome in severe chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
with left internal thoracic artery graft, comparing the pleural drain insertion in
the intercostal versus subxyphoid region.MethodsA randomized controlled trial. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients were
randomized into two groups according pleural drain site: II group (n=27) - pleural
drain in intercostal space; SI group (n=29) - … Show more
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