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Successful treatment of a patient with ARDS after pneumonectomy using high-frequency oscillatory ventilation.
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PMID:  10551979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) was used in a patient who developed the acute respiratory distress syndrome 5 days following a right pneumonectomy for bronchogenic carcinoma. When conventional pressure-controlled ventilation failed to maintain adequate oxygenation, HFOV dramatically improved oxygenation within the first few hours of therapy. Pulmonary function and gas exchange recovered during a 10-day period of HFOV. No negative side effects were observed. Early use of HFOV may be a beneficial ventilation strategy for adults with acute pulmonary failure, even in the postoperative period after lung resection.
A M Brambrink; J Brachlow; N Weiler; B Eberle; D Elich; T Joost; M Koller; R Huth; W Heinrichs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-05     Completed Date:  2000-01-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1173-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Langenbeckstrasse 1, D-55131 Mainz, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Resistance
Blood Gas Analysis
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / surgery
High-Frequency Ventilation / methods*
Intensive Care / methods
Lung Neoplasms / surgery
Middle Aged
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*
Postoperative Care / methods
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Respiration, Artificial / methods
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / etiology*,  metabolism,  physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*

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