Beneficial effect of a prone position for patients with hypoxemia after transthoracic esophagectomy.

@article{Watanabe2002BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effect of a prone position for patients with hypoxemia after transthoracic esophagectomy.},
  author={Ippei Watanabe and Hideyoshi Fujihara and Kazunori Sato and Tadayuki Honda and Satomi Ohashi and Hiroshi Endoh and Tomohiro Yamakura and Kiichiro Taga and Koki Shimoji},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1799-802}
}
OBJECTIVE Although the prone position has been reported to improve arterial oxygenation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, there have been no reports on its efficacy in patients with hypoxemia after transthoracic esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy. This study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of the prone position on hypoxemia after three-field lymphadenectomy for thoracic esophageal carcinoma. DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical study. SETTING General… CONTINUE READING