The Journal of Critical Care Medicine (2019-02-01)

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

  • Ruszkai Zoltán,
  • Kiss Erika,
  • Molnár Zsolt

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 5, no. 1
pp. 19 – 27


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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.