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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2007 Apr;6(2):262-3. Epub 2006 Dec 11.

Use of silfenadil for treatment of respiratory distress after pneumonectomy for bronchogenic carcinoma.

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  • 1University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

Abstract

Post-pneumonectomy respiratory failure is a devastating complication of resection for lung cancer. As proven therapy is limited, we successfully employed a novel medication silfenadil that has been effective in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

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