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Anesthesia and gas exchange in tracheal surgery.
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PMID:  24295656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Tracheobronchial surgery constitutes a challenge to the anesthetist because it involves the anatomic structures dedicated to bulk gas transport. Common approaches to airway management and gas exchange for extrathoracic and intrathoracic airway surgery are reviewed, with due regard to less common methods thought crucial for specific procedures. Tracheal surgery, beyond sharing the airways, requires sharing with the surgeon ideas on preoperative assessment, on the impact on gas exchange of induction across compromised airways, and of emergence from anesthesia with airways altered by surgical repair. Mutual understanding is essential to prevent, rapidly identify, and correct imminent loss of airway viability.
Klaus Wiedemann; Clemens Männle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Thoraxklinik, University Hospitals, Amalienstr.5, Heidelberg D-69126, Germany. Electronic address:
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