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Risk Factors for Acute Lung Injury After Thoracic Surgery for Lung Cancer
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Two clinical forms of postthoracotomy ALI are described: 1) delayed-onset ALI triggered by intercurrent complications and 2) an early form of ALI amenable to risk-reducing strategies, including preoperative alcohol abstinence, lung-protective ventilatory modes, and limited fluid intake.
Impact of intraoperative lung-protective interventions in patients undergoing lung cancer surgery
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Implementing an intraoperative PLV protocol in patients undergoing lung cancer resection was associated with improved postoperative respiratory outcomes as evidence by significantly reduced incidences of acute lung injury and atelectasis along with reduced utilization of intensive care unit resources.
Safety of pleurodesis with talc poudrage in malignant pleural effusion: a prospective cohort study
TLDR
Use of large-particle talc for pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusion is safe, and not associated with the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Perioperative medical management of patients with COPD
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Although most COPD patients tolerate tracheal intubation under “smooth” anesthetic induction without serious adverse effects, regional anesthetic blockade and application of laryngeal masks or non-invasive positive pressure ventilation should be considered whenever possible, in order to provide optimal pain control and to prevent upper airway injuries as well as lung baro-volotrauma.
ERS task force statement: diagnosis and treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
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This statement reviews the latest developments and concepts to improve clinical management and stimulate further research into primary spontaneous pneumothorax and suggests future research into smoking remains the main risk factor.
Lung function and long term exposure to air pollutants in Switzerland. Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA) Team.
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Air pollution from fossil fuel combustion, which is the main source of air pollution with SO2, NO2, and PM10 in Switzerland, is associated with decrements in lung function parameters in this study.
Reduced exposure to PM10 and attenuated age-related decline in lung function.
TLDR
Exposure to airborne particulates appears to attenuate the decline in lung function related to exposure to PM10, and the effects are greater in tests reflecting small-airway function.
Management of spontaneous pneumothorax: state of the art
TLDR
Recommendations are made regarding the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax and some diffuse treatment of the visceral pleura should be offered, either by talc poudrage under thoracoscopy or by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
Operative mortality and respiratory complications after lung resection for cancer: impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and time trends.
TLDR
Over the last 5-year period, diagnosis of earlier pathologic cancer stages resulting in lesser pulmonary resection as well as provision of continuous thoracic epidural analgesia have contributed to improved surgical outcome.
Long-term ambient air pollution and respiratory symptoms in adults (SAPALDIA study). The SAPALDIA Team.
TLDR
It is found that long-term exposure to air pollution of rather low levels is associated with higher prevalences of respiratory symptoms in adults and the observed associations remained stable when further control was applied for environmental tobacco smoke exposure, past and current occupational exposures, atopy, and early childhood respiratory infections.
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