Pulmonary function studies before and after jejunoileal bypass surgery.

Nine out of twelve obese patients (75%) demonstrated diminished minute ventilation volume (MVV) prior to jejunoileal bypass surgery. Seven out of the nine patients (78%) showed improvement in the MVV as weight reduction ensued following surgery. Other parameters, including arterial blood gases, did not change after weight loss. Weight reduction as a result of jejunoileal bypass surgery brings about an improvement in pulmonary function.
AuthorsJ Soterakis, J A Glennon, A M Ishihara, J M Tyler, F L Iber
JournalThe American journal of digestive diseases (Am J Dig Dis) Vol. 21 Issue 7 Pg. 553-6 (Jul 1976) ISSN: 0002-9211 [Print] United States
PMID941896 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
  • Adult
  • Body Weight
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Humans
  • Hypoventilation (etiology)
  • Ileum (surgery)
  • Jejunum (surgery)
  • Lung Volume Measurements
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity (complications, surgery)
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Smoking (complications)
  • Time Factors

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