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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-161

A case study: Effectiveness of preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation program in liver transplantation patient


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, PSG Hospitals, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PSG Hospitals, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Allied Health Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (DU), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Manivel Arumugam
Senior Physiotherapy (Grade II), Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, PSG Hospitals, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_75_19

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A 56-year-old male patient suffering from multiple conditions of decompensated chronic liver disease, alcohol-related cirrhosis of liver stage of CHILD-B, model for end-stage liver disease-11, and portal hypertension and admitted for liver transplantation in a specialty hospital was reported in this study. Previously, the patient was hospitalized for several times for hepatic encephalopathy. Preoperative evaluation was done by a pulmonologist for cardiorespiratory fitness. The patient was examined with high-resolution computed tomography chest and the functional capacity evaluation by 6-min walk test. The reports showed that the patient is not fit for surgery due to interstitial lung disorder, significant desaturation, noticeable dyspnea, and limited functional walk capacity, and hence, he was referred for cardiorespiratory fitness to the unit of pulmonary rehabilitation program for 12 weeks.


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