The Utility of Interventional Pulmonary Procedures in Liberating Patients with Malignancy-Associated Central Airway Obstruction from Mechanical Ventilation


Utilization of intensive care services by patients with malignancy has risen during the past several decades. Newer cancer therapies have improved overall survival and outcomes. Patients with respiratory failure from central airway obstruction related to tumor growth were previously viewed as inappropriate candidates for ventilator support. However, an… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00408-012-9394-8


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