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P Howells, D Thickett, C Knox, D Park, F Gao, O Tucker, T Whitehouse, D McAuley, G Perkins
BACKGROUND: The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a serious complication of major surgery and consumes substantial healthcare resources. Oesophagectomy is associated with high rates of ARDS. The aim of this study was to characterize patients and identify risk factors for developing ARDS after oesophagectomy. METHODS: A secondary analysis of data from 331 patients gathered during the Beta Agonists Lung Injury Prevention Trial was undertaken. Characteristics and outcomes of patients with early (first 72 h postoperatively) and late (after 72 h) ARDS were determined...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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