Morbidly obese patients, during anesthesia and paralysis, experience more severe impairment of respiratory mechanics and gas exchange than normal subjects. The authors hypothesized that positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) induces different responses in normal subjects (n = 9; body mass index < 25 kg/m2) versus obese patients (n = 9; body mass index > 40 kg/m2).

Positive end-expiratory pressure improves respiratory function in obese but not in normal subjects during anesthesia and paralysis / P. Pelosi, I. Ravagnan, G. Giurati, M. Panigada, N. Bottino, S. Tredici, G. Eccher, L. Gattinoni. - In: ANESTHESIOLOGY. - ISSN 0003-3022. - 91:5(1999 Nov), pp. 1221-31-1231. [10.1097/00000542-199911000-00011]

Positive end-expiratory pressure improves respiratory function in obese but not in normal subjects during anesthesia and paralysis

L. Gattinoni
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1999-11

Abstract

Morbidly obese patients, during anesthesia and paralysis, experience more severe impairment of respiratory mechanics and gas exchange than normal subjects. The authors hypothesized that positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) induces different responses in normal subjects (n = 9; body mass index < 25 kg/m2) versus obese patients (n = 9; body mass index > 40 kg/m2).
Mechanical ventilation, obesity; Postoperative period
Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia
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