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Aspiration is a major cause of anesthetic mortality, a common cause of pulmonary disease in the hospitalized patient, and believed to be a major cause of mirbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Following Mendelson’s classic description of postpartum aspiration pneumonitis, clinical and laboratory research has established the existence of a broad spectrum of “pulmonary syndromes” resulting from aspiration of various materials under many conditions.
KeywordsAspiration Pneumonia Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Pulmonary Aspiration Secondary Bacterial Infection Aspiration Pneumonitis
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