Perioperative Lung Protective Ventilatory Management During Major Abdominal Surgery: A Hungarian Nationwide Survey

The Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 2019;5(1):19-27 DOI 10.2478/jccm-2019-0002

 

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Journal Title: The Journal of Critical Care Medicine

ISSN: 2393-1817 (Online)

Publisher: Sciendo

Society/Institution: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Ruszkai Zoltán (Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Péterfy Sándor Hospital, Budapest, Hungary)

Kiss Erika (University of Szeged, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Szeged, Hungary)

Molnár Zsolt (University of Szeged, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Szeged, Hungary)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Lung protective mechanical ventilation (LPV) even in patients with healthy lungs is associated with a lower incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC). The pathophysiology of ventilator-induced lung injury and the risk factors of PPCs have been widely identified, and a perioperative lung protective concept has been elaborated. Despite the well-known advantages, results of recent studies indicated that intraoperative LPV is still not widely implemented in current anaesthesia practice.