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When treated with invasive endotracheal mechanical ventilation (ETMV), acute respiratory insufficiency after lung resection is fatal in up to 80% of cases. Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) may reduce the need for ETMV, thereby improving survival. We conducted a randomized prospective trial to compare standard therapy with and without(More)
METHODS Estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), testosterone (T), FSH, and LH levels were daily measured during a ten day period in 50 critically ill patients (38 men, 12 post-menopausal women). Patients were separated into four groups: A) no circulatory failure, no sepsis, B) sepsis syndrome without circulatory failure, C) circulatory failure without sepsis(More)
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