Published in Respiratory Therapeutics Week, January 30th, 2012
"We sought to compare the respiratory complications of patients undergoing esophagectomy through different approaches, and identify technical risk factors. We conducted a retrospective analysis of consecutive esophagectomies performed at 2 institutions from January 2002 to January 2009. Primary outcome measures included postoperative ventilatory requirements, pneumonia, effusion requiring intervention, length of stay, and mortality. A...
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