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The pulmonary physician in critical care • Illustrative case 8: Acute respiratory failure following lung resection
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    Lung resection and noninvasive ventilation

    Dear Editor

    The paper of Beddow et l. deal with important topics such as acute respiratory failure following lung resection.

    Postoperative mortality and morbidity after lung resection are decreasing but remain significant. When treated with invasive endotracheal mechanical ventilation (ETMV), acute respiratory insufficiency after lung resection is fatal in up to 80% of cases. In a prospective observat...

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