Table 1—

Baseline characteristics in patients undergoing surgical resection for lung cancer

Characteristics
Patients n41
Male37 (90)
Age yrs64±21
Smokers Exsmokers22 (54)/19 (46)
Pack-yrs52±23
 <409 (23)
 >4030 (77)
Alcoholics/Exalcoholics13 (32)/3 (7)
Alcohol g·day−171±40
COPD33 (80)
Diabetes mellitus9 (22)
Karnofsky index85±15
Body mass index>2522 (54)
Pulmonary function
 FVC, % pred88±15
 FEV1, % pred80±16
  >80% pred23 (57)
  70–80% pred7 (17)
  <70% pred10 (26)
 FEV1/FVC %67±10
DL,CO % predicted76±16
Tumour characteristics
 Central/peripheral tumour15 (37)/26 (63)
 Squamous carcinoma20 (49)
 Adenocarcinoma8 (20)
Surgical intervention
 Lobectomy28 (68)
 Pneumonectomy8 (20)
 Atypical resection1 (2)
 Exploratory thoracotomy4 (10)
Previous hospitalization days3±1
  • Data are presented as mean±sd or n (%) unless otherwise stated

  • COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • FVC: forced tital capacity

  • FEV1: forced expiratory rolume in one second

  • DL,CO: diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide