Study Examines Risks of Prolonged Ventilation After Thymus Surgery

Study Examines Risks of Prolonged Ventilation After Thymus Surgery

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Study Examines Risks of Prolonged Ventilation After Thymus Surgery

In patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) with an associated thymus tumor, being male, having poorer lung function, more severe disease, receiving into-the-vein anesthetics, and spending a longer time in surgery are all associated with a higher risk of prolonged ventilation following thymus removal surgery. The study with that finding, “Risk factors of prolonged ventilation after thymectomy in thymoma myasthenia gravis patients,” was published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. MG is an acquired autoimmune disease…

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