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Re-expasion Pulmonary Edema and its Treatment Approaches



M. Taher, F. Kamash 


The study was designed to determine the clinical features, outcome, and effective treatment approach of RPE and also to evaluate correlation of this phenomenon and its outcome with the underlying cause of lung collapse. This retrospective descriptive study was conducted on 389 cases of chest intubation in 4 subsets of patients with the following underlying conditions: pneumothorax and data of variables were extracted from the hospital case records of the patients admitted within a 67-month period (from January 1993 to March 1998) in Thoracic Surgery Department of King Hussein Medical Center. The statistical significance of the association between RPE and its underlying condition or treatment was assessed using C2 analysis and Fisher’s exact test; p

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