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Thoracic anaesthesia 

Thoracic anaesthesia
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Thoracic anaesthesia
Author(s):

J Macdonald

and A Macfie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199583386.003.0012
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date: 10 August 2020

Chapter 12 covers thoracic anaesthesia, and features papers that cover topics including lung isolation, differential ventilation, and the Carlens tube, double-lumen tube positioning and fibreoptic bronchoscopy, appropriate patient selection, lung injury associated with one-lung ventilation and post lung resection, ventilator-induced lung injury and protective ventilator strategy, the superiority of paravertebral analgesia to epidural on analgesia and postoperative respiratory morbidity, and new technologies of pumpless interventional lung assist (iLA) devices.

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