Mechanical Ventilation in Critically Ill Cancer Patients

Rationale and Practical Approach

  • Antonio M. Esquinas
  • S. Egbert Pravinkumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Background and Therapeutic Procedures in Critically Ill Cancer Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manuel Sánchez Cánovas, Juan Gutiérrez Mejía, Alberto Carmona Bayonas, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca
      Pages 9-20
    3. Athanasia Proklou, Eleni Diamantaki, Emmanouil Pediaditis, Eumorfia Kondili
      Pages 33-39
    4. Erica Altschul, Shalin Patel, Bushra Mina
      Pages 41-46
    5. Riccardo Boncompagni, Adriano Peris
      Pages 47-57
    6. Zehra Hatipoğlu, Ayten Bolukbası, Dilek Ozcengiz
      Pages 75-81
    7. Nilgün Alpay, Mediha Turktan, Dilek Ozcengiz
      Pages 83-90
    8. Eleni Diamantaki, Athanasia Proklou, Emmanouil Pediaditis, Vasilis Amargianitakis, Eumorfia Kondili
      Pages 91-102
    9. Mina Bushra, Belete Habtamu, Sharma Sanjeev
      Pages 113-121
    10. Giuseppe Fiorentino, Antonio M. Esquinas, Anna Annunziata
      Pages 123-129
  3. Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Ravinder Bhanot, Abdulrazak Alchakaki, Jasleen Kaur, Ayman O. Soubani
      Pages 137-155
    3. Fayez Kheir, Adnan Majid
      Pages 157-175
    4. Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila, Abhijit Duggal, Robert L. Chatburn
      Pages 177-188
    5. Jennifer C. Cabot, Stephen M. Pastores
      Pages 197-203
    6. Mario Albani Pérez, Patricia Iranzo Gómez, Antonio Esquinas
      Pages 205-210
  4. Postoperative Mechanical Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Gulsah Karaoren
      Pages 213-225
    3. Debra Roberts, James E. Szalados
      Pages 227-236
    4. Christophe Perrin, Fabien Rolland, Yannick Duval, Valérie Jullien
      Pages 237-243
    5. Zehra Hatipoğlu, Dilek Ozcengiz
      Pages 245-252
  5. Withdrawal from Mechanical Ventilation Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. George Eapen, Macarena R. Vial
      Pages 255-264
    3. Laura D. Ciobanu
      Pages 265-274
    4. Jennifer Kaya, Ayman O. Soubani
      Pages 275-286
  6. Palliative Ventilatory Support in Cancer Critical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Pieter Depuydt
      Pages 289-298
    3. Margaret L. Campbell
      Pages 299-306
    4. Thierry Hernández-Gilsoul
      Pages 307-313
  7. Outcome, Healthcare Resource Utilization and Organizational Support in Cancer Critical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Heleni Stefanatou, Nikolaos Markou, Ioannis Koutsodimitropoulos
      Pages 335-346
    3. Meaghen Finan, Stephen M. Pastores
      Pages 347-354
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 355-368

About this book


This book aims to equip the reader to make optimal decisions on the use of mechanical ventilatory support in critically ill cancer patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) and to implement the different strategies effectively. Detailed information is provided on the rationale for invasive and non-invasive ventilation, the different modes of ventilation, indications and contraindications, prognostic factors, and outcomes. The role of postoperative mechanical ventilation following various forms of surgery is extensively addressed, and key aspects of withdrawal from ventilatory support are discussed. Attention is also devoted to mechanical ventilation in the palliative care context. The concluding part of the book focuses on healthcare resource utilization and organizational support in cancer critical care. ARF is the most common reason for hospital and intensive care admission among oncological patients, and there is growing evidence that outcome following mechanical ventilation is improving. Readers will find this book to be an invaluable aid when selecting and executing a strategy for management of ARF in individual cancer patients.


Acute respiratory failure Invasive mechanical ventilation Non-invasive mechanical ventilation Nasal high-flow therapy Postoperative mechanical ventilation Weaning from mechanical ventilation Indications for mechanical ventilation Contraindications to mechanical ventilation Outcomes after mechanical ventilation Palliative ventilatory support Solid tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio M. Esquinas
    • 1
  • S. Egbert Pravinkumar
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Intensive Care and Non Invasive Ventilatory UnitHospital Morales MeseguerMurciaSpain
  2. 2.Division of Anesthesiology and Critical CareThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Wayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49255-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49256-8
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