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Short-term perioperative treatment with ambroxol reduces pulmonary complications and hospital costs after pulmonary lobectomy: a randomized trial.

Authors
  • Refai, Majed
  • Brunelli, Alessandro
  • Xiumé, Francesco
  • Salati, Michele
  • Sciarra, Valeria
  • Socci, Laura
  • Di Nunzio, Luca
  • Sabbatini, Armando
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2009
Volume
35
Issue
3
Pages
469–473
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.11.015
PMID: 19144532
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Short-term perioperative treatment with ambroxol improved early outcome after lobectomy and may be used to implement fast-tracking policies and cut postoperative costs. Nevertheless, other independent trials are needed to verify the effect of this treatment in different settings.

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