Prospective Multicenter Study of Surgical Correction of Pectus Excavatum: Design, Perioperative Complications, Pain, and Baseline Pulmonary Function Facilitated by Internet-Based Data Collection

Given widespread adoption of the Nuss procedure, prospective multicenter study of management of pectus excavatum by both the open and Nuss procedures was thought desirable

Robert E. Kelly

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • Given widespread adoption of the Nuss procedure, prospective multicenter study of management of pectus excavatum by both the open and Nuss procedures was thought desirable
  • Pulmonary function testing before operation showed mean forced vital capacity of 90% of predicted values; forced expiratory volume in 1 second, 89% of predicted; and forced expiratory flow during the middle half of the forced vital capacity, 85% of predicted
  • Severe pectus excavatum is associated with abnormal pulmonary function
  • Perioperative pain is successfully managed by current techniques
  • REK received an unrestricted grant in support of this study from Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc, and DN is a consultant for Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc
  • Participants in the Multicenter Pectus Excavatum Outcomes Study are listed in Appendix 1

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