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The Relationship between Diabetes Mellitus and Respiratory Function in Patients Eligible for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Department of Medical Rehabilitation and Clinical Physiotherapy, Pomeranian Medical University, 70-210 Szczecin, Poland
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Pomeranian Medical University, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(5), 907;
Received: 12 March 2018 / Revised: 27 April 2018 / Accepted: 30 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Aging and Public Health)
Introduction: Spirometry performed prior to surgery provides information on the types of lung disorders in patients. The purpose of this study was to look for a relationship between the prevalence of diabetes and spirometry parameters. Material and Methods: The study was conducted in patients with coronary artery disease who were eligible for an isolated coronary artery bypass graft in 2013. The study group included 367 patients (287 men and 80 women) aged 68.7 ± 8.4 years. They were divided into those with diagnosed diabetes (group I, n = 138, 37.6%) and without diabetes (group II, n = 229, 62.4%). Spirometry tests were performed on the day of admission to the hospital. Results: Patients with diabetes (group I) had a significantly higher body mass index than those without diabetes (group II). Spirometry tests also showed that patients with diabetes had statistically significantly lower forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1.0). Both FVC and FEV1.0 were also statistically significantly lower for overweight and obese individuals in group I than those in group II. Conclusion: Patients with diabetes eligible for coronary artery bypass grafting with concurrent overweight or obesity are more likely to have lower spirometry parameters than those without diabetes. View Full-Text
Keywords: spirometry; diabetes mellitus; cardiac surgery spirometry; diabetes mellitus; cardiac surgery
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Szylińska, A.; Listewnik, M.; Ciosek, Ż.; Ptak, M.; Mikołajczyk, A.; Pawlukowska, W.; Rotter, I. The Relationship between Diabetes Mellitus and Respiratory Function in Patients Eligible for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 907.

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