Perioperative lung protective ventilation in obese patients

  title={Perioperative lung protective ventilation in obese patients},
  author={Ana Fernandez-Bustamante and Soshi Hashimoto and Ary Serpa Neto and Pierre Moine and Marcos Francisco Vidal Melo and John E. Repine},
  booktitle={BMC anesthesiology},
The perioperative use and relevance of protective ventilation in surgical patients is being increasingly recognized. Obesity poses particular challenges to adequate mechanical ventilation in addition to surgical constraints, primarily by restricted lung mechanics due to excessive adiposity, frequent respiratory comorbidities (i.e. sleep apnea, asthma), and concerns of postoperative respiratory depression and other pulmonary complications. The number of surgical patients with obesity is… CONTINUE READING
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