Protective mechanical ventilation during general anesthesia for open abdominal surgery improves postoperative pulmonary function.

@article{Severgnini2013ProtectiveMV,
  title={Protective mechanical ventilation during general anesthesia for open abdominal surgery improves postoperative pulmonary function.},
  author={Paolo Severgnini and Gabriele Selmo and Christian Lanza and Alessandro Chiesa and Alice Frigerio and Alessandro Bacuzzi and Gianlorenzo Dionigi and Raffaele Novario and Cesare Gregoretti and Marcelo Gama de Abreu and Marcus J. Schultz and Samir Jaber and Emmanuel Futier and Maurizio Chiaranda and Paolo Pelosi},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={118 6},
  pages={1307-21}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of intraoperative ventilation on postoperative pulmonary complications is not defined. The authors aimed at determining the effectiveness of protective mechanical ventilation during open abdominal surgery on a modified Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score as primary outcome and postoperative pulmonary function. METHODS Prospective randomized, open-label, clinical trial performed in 56 patients scheduled to undergo elective open abdominal surgery lasting more than 2 h… CONTINUE READING
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