Mechanical ventilation for acute postoperative respiratory failure after surgery for bronchial carcinoma.

@article{HirschlerSchulte1985MechanicalVF,
  title={Mechanical ventilation for acute postoperative respiratory failure after surgery for bronchial carcinoma.},
  author={C J Hirschler-Schulte and B S Hylkema and Richard A. Meyer},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1985},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={387-90}
}
From 1978 to 1982 365 patients were treated surgically for bronchial carcinoma. Lobectomy was performed in 250 and pneumonectomy in 115. Sixteen (4.4%) needed mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure. Six out of eight with a lobectomy, but only two out of eight with a pneumonectomy, survived initially. Of these eight survivors, five died from recurrent malignancy within a year but three were alive and well at two years. The complications leading to acute respiratory failure were… CONTINUE READING
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