Successful treatment of a patient with ARDS after pneumonectomy using high-frequency oscillatory ventilation

A. M. Brambrink, J. Brachlow, N. Weiler, B. Eberle, D. Elich, T. Joost, M. Koller, R. Huth, W. Heinrichs

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1176
Number of pages4
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume25
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • Adults
  • HFOV
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pneumonia
  • Postoperative period

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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