A 62-year-old male is admitted to the ICU post-operatively having undergone a transthoracic oesophagectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus. The patient is extubated post-operatively but requires reintubation due to respiratory failure.
What are the likely causes in this patient?
You are referred a 35-year-old female by the Emergency Department, who presented with a reduced level of consciousness. She has been intubated and ventilated and is haemodynamically stable.
In the absence of actual biochemical findings to interpret, this is a pointless viva entry.