• Users Online: 151
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current Articles Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CONSENSUS REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-6

Combining Therapy of Octreotide and Glucocorticoid in the Treatment of a Lung Adenocarcinoma Patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


Department of Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Xue-Zhong Xing
Department of Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, 17, Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021
China
Login to access the Email id


DOI: 10.4103/jtccm.jtccm_8_18

Get Permissions

A 63-year-old male who was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the right lower lobe presented with 1 week of fever, cough, and progressive dyspnea and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After intubation, physical examination revealed copious, light bloody sputum and diffuse crackles and rales on lung auscultation. The patient was diagnosed as Stage IV adenocarcinoma, septic shock (lung infection), and acute respiratory distress syndrome. His oxygenation failed to improve despite sedation, restrictive fluid therapy, and methylprednisolone, antimicrobials therapy, protective ventilation, plasma supplement, and anticoagulation. Respiratory secretions suctioned from her endotracheal tube averaged 1.0 L daily. On day 2 after admission, octreotide was infused to control sputum volume. The patient's respiratory secretions decreased significantly, and on day 8, the ventilator mode was changed to pressure support ventilation, and the patient was extubated and dismissed from ICU.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3073    
    Printed270    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded288    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal