Continuous positive airway pressure for treatment of respiratory complications after abdominal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Ferreyra2008ContinuousPA,
  title={Continuous positive airway pressure for treatment of respiratory complications after abdominal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Gabriela P Ferreyra and Iacopo Baussano and Vincenzo Squadrone and Lorenzo Richiardi and Giovana Marchiaro and Lorenzo Del Sorbo and Luciana Mascia and Franco Merletti and V. Marco Ranieri},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={247 4},
  pages={
          617-26
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the potential benefit of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), atelectasis, pneumonia, and intubation in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA PPCs are common during the postoperative period and may be associated with a high morbidity rate. Efficacy of CPAP to prevent PPCs occurrence is controversial. METHODS Medical literature databases were searched for randomized controlled… CONTINUE READING

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Continuous positive airway pressure for treatment of respiratory complications after abdominal surgery : a systematic review and meta - analysis

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