Mechanical ventilation and air leaks after lung biopsy for acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Open lung biopsy in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may provide a specific etiology and change clinical management, yet concerns about complications remain. Persistent air leak is the most common postoperative complication. Risk factors in this setting are not known. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 53 patients who… (More)

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