Relation of the static compliance curve and positive end-expiratory pressure to oxygenation during one-lung ventilation.

@article{Slinger2001RelationOT,
  title={Relation of the static compliance curve and positive end-expiratory pressure to oxygenation during one-lung ventilation.},
  author={Peter Douglas Slinger and Marelise Kruger and K Mcrae and Timothy R Winton},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 5},
  pages={1096-102}
}
BACKGROUND Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is commonly applied to the ventilated lung to try to improve oxygenation during one-lung ventilation but is an unreliable therapy and occasionally causes arterial oxygen partial pressure (PaO(2)) to decrease further. The current study examined whether the effects of PEEP on oxygenation depend on the static compliance curve of the lung to which it is applied. METHODS Forty-two adults undergoing thoracic surgery were studied during stable, open… CONTINUE READING