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Extubation Failure 

Extubation Failure
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Extubation Failure
Author(s):

Muhammad A. Rishi

and Nathan J. Smischney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464813.003.0014
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date: 14 October 2019

Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is an uncommon, potentially life-threatening complication of general anesthesia, occurring in about 0.1% of cases. It is a process marked by transudation of fluid into the pulmonary interstitium as a result of markedly negative intrathoracic pressure. Although various causes have been suggested, postextubation stridor, unrecognized sleep apnea, and strangulation or hanging are the most common.

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