Immediate extubation after esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy enables early ambulation in patients with thoracic esophageal cancer

@article{Imai2018ImmediateEA,
  title={Immediate extubation after esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy enables early ambulation in patients with thoracic esophageal cancer},
  author={Takeharu Imai and Tetsuya Abe and Norihisa Uemura and Kazuhiro Yoshida and Yasuhiro Shimizu},
  journal={Esophagus},
  year={2018},
  volume={15},
  pages={165-172}
}
We retrospectively compared the effects of immediate extubation (IE) in the operating room with those of overnight mechanical ventilation (MV) after radical transthoracic esophagectomy with 3-field lymphadenectomy in patients with thoracic esophageal cancer. A total of 96 patients were evaluated. 48 patients were extubated in the operating room after… CONTINUE READING