Positive end-expiratory pressure optimization using electric impedance tomography in morbidly obese patients during laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.

@article{Erlandsson2006PositiveEP,
  title={Positive end-expiratory pressure optimization using electric impedance tomography in morbidly obese patients during laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={Kjel Erlandsson and Helena Odenstedt and Stefan Lundin and Ola Stenqvist},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={833-9}
}
BACKGROUND Morbidly obese patients have an increased risk for peri-operative lung complications and develop a decrease in functional residual capacity (FRC). Electric impedance tomography (EIT) can be used for continuous, fast-response measurement of lung volume changes. This method was used to optimize positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to maintain… CONTINUE READING