Protective ventilation influences systemic inflammation after esophagectomy: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Michelet2006ProtectiveVI,
  title={Protective ventilation influences systemic inflammation after esophagectomy: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={Pierre Michelet and Xavier-Beno{\^i}t D'Journo and Antoine Roch and Christophe Doddoli and Val{\'e}rie Marin and Laurent Papazian and Isabelle Decamps and Fabienne Br{\'e}geon and Pascal Thomas and J. -P. Auffray},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={911-9}
}
BACKGROUND Esophagectomy induces a systemic inflammatory response whose extent has been recognized as a predictive factor of postoperative respiratory morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a protective ventilatory strategy to reduce systemic inflammation in patients undergoing esophagectomy. METHODS The authors prospectively investigated 52 patients undergoing planned esophagectomy for cancer. Patients were randomly assigned to a conventional ventilation… CONTINUE READING
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