Postoperative arterial oxygen tension after peroperative PEEP-ventilation.

Forty otherwise healthy patients (29 women and 11 men), undergoing elective cholecystectomy, were randomly allocated to be ventilated during the operation either with a positive end-expiratory pressure of 1 kPa (10 cmH2O) (PEEP group) or with intermittent positive pressure ventilation without PEEP (control group). During the operation the mean arterial… CONTINUE READING