Critical care and the post-operative thoracic patient

Edited by Jonathan N. Wilkinson, Stephen H. Pennefather and Robert A. McCahon

in Thoracic Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199563098
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726255 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Critical care and the post-operative thoracic patient

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Immediate post-operative care - Pain management - Delirium - Nutrition - Airways and extubation - Airways obstruction - Mechanical ventilation in the post-operative thoracic patient - Impaired ventilation - Lung isolation and independent lung ventilation - Acute lung injury and ARDS (ALI/ARDS) - Post-pneumonectomy pulmonary oedema (PPO) and OLV - Mediastinal shift & atelectasis - Pneumomediastinum & subcutaneous emphysema - Post-operative air leak - Chylothorax - Post-operative pneumonia - Pulmonary aspiration in thoracic patients - The role of bronchoscopy on the ITU - Low cardiac output state - Post-operative fluid management - Pulmonary embolism - Post-operative arrhythmias - Cardiac herniation

Chapter.  24327 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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