Predictors of acute lung injury and severe hypoxemia in patients undergoing operative talc pleurodesis.

@article{Kuniar2006PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of acute lung injury and severe hypoxemia in patients undergoing operative talc pleurodesis.},
  author={Tomasz J. Kuźniar and Matthew G Blum and Kamilla Kasibowska-Kuźniar and G{\"o}khan M Mutlu},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={1976-81}
}
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury (ALI) is a life-threatening complication of talc pleurodesis. This study defines characteristics that predispose patients to ALI and severe hypoxemia in patients after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) talc pleurodesis. METHODS Charts of patients who underwent talc pleurodesis at Northwestern Memorial Hospital between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2003 were retrospectively reviewed. We sought variables associated with the development of postoperative… CONTINUE READING