Non-invasive ventilation for treatment of postoperative respiratory failure after oesophagectomy.

@article{Michelet2009NoninvasiveVF,
  title={Non-invasive ventilation for treatment of postoperative respiratory failure after oesophagectomy.},
  author={Pierre Michelet and Xavier Benoit D'Journo and F Seinaye and Jean Marie Forel and Laurent Papazian and Pascal Thomas},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={54-60}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this case-control study was to compare the efficacy of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) with that of conventional treatment in patients who develop postoperative acute respiratory failure (ARF) after oesophagectomy. METHODS Thirty-six consecutive patients with ARF treated by NPPV were matched for diagnosis, age within 5 years, sex, preoperative radiochemotherapy and Charlson co-morbidity index with 36 patients who received conventional treatment (control… CONTINUE READING
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