Lessons from lung transplantation for everyday thoracic anesthesia

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Patients with end-stage lung disease are at significant risk of hypoxia and dynamic hyperinflation during mechanical ventilation, particularly during one-lung ventilation. This article describes aspects of care such as patients, including acceptance of permissive hypercapnia, adjustment of ventilator settings, and methods of optimize recovery from anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-590
Number of pages10
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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