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Table 3 Differences between preoperative and postoperative diaphragm amplitudes

From: Diaphragm motion and lung function prediction in patients operated for lung cancer – a pilot study on 27 patients

  Ipsilateral Contralateral
  ΔA ΔA(%) ΔA ΔA(%)
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Rtg 2.42 1.25 54.3 16.4 0.98 1.5 -0.98 60.33
US 2.11 2.04 23.3 28.9 -0.22 1.7 -12.76 50.92
P > 0.05 > 0.05 > 0.05 > 0.05
  1. ΔA : difference between preoperative and postoperative amplitudes; ΔA(%): difference between preoperative and postoperative amplitudes expressed as a percent of the preoperative amplitude.