Lung contusion: pathophysiology and management

@article{Klein2002LungCP,
  title={Lung contusion: pathophysiology and management},
  author={Yoram Klein and Stephen M. Cohn and Kenneth G. Proctor},
  journal={Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={15},
  pages={65–68}
}
&NA; Management of severe pulmonary contusion is a challenge for clinicians. The incidence of adult respiratory distress syndrome (5‐20%), pneumonia (5‐50%), and mortality (5‐10%) associated with traumatic lung injury has changed little in the past three decades. Therapeutic options are limited to basic supportive measures such as mechanical ventilation, positive end expiratory pressure, invasive cardiopulmonary monitoring, analgesics and aggressive pulmonary hygiene. Presently, no… 
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