G. Criner, FC Cordova, V Leyenson, et al
Effect of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery on Diaphragm Strength.
Am. J Respir. Crit Care Med 157: 1578-1585
Lung volume reduction surgery significantly enhances diaphragmatic strength that is associated with a decrease in lung volumes and an improved exercise performance – leading to prolonged improved functional status of patients undergoing procedure.
In the group of patients who underwent only pulmonary rehabilitation, there was no change in the measurement of diaphragmatic strength.