Impact of Surgery on Growth, Pulmonary Functions, and Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations in Children with Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

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EMİRALİOĞLU N., DOĞRU ERSÖZ D., Yalcin S. S., TUĞCU G. D., Yalcin E., Ozcelik U., ...More

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.67, no.1, pp.58-66, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0037-1608922
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-66
  • Keywords: non-CF bronchiectasis, surgery, medical treatment, pulmonary exacerbation, SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT, CHILDHOOD BRONCHIECTASIS, LUNG-FUNCTION, DISEASE, INTERVENTION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background Treatment decisions for the management of bronchiectasis include medical treatment, such as antibiotics, chest physiotherapy, and surgical procedures. Here, we aimed to review the effect of lung resection on longitudinal growth, clinical course of patients depending on annual exacerbation rates, and pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and compare them with the results of only medically treated children with non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis.