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Oesophagopleural fistula as a novel cause of failed non-invasive ventilation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12832687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Non-invasive ventilatory support is commonly used to palliate symptoms and extend longevity in patients with ventilatory failure due to neuromuscular and restrictive chest wall disease. We describe a patient with ventilatory failure due to a combination of these factors in whom the application of non-invasive ventilation led to intolerable symptoms. An unusual cause for this was found.
J R Hurst; M I Polkey; P Goldstraw; B Yung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-30     Completed Date:  2003-08-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  642-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Basildon General Hospital NHS Trust, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Esophageal Fistula / etiology*
Fatal Outcome
Pleural Diseases / etiology*
Positive-Pressure Respiration / adverse effects*
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*
Respiratory Tract Fistula / etiology*

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