Category: Topical Review

Questions Linger About the Clinical Impact of Translating Lung Protective Ventilation into the Operating Room
by Milad Sharifpour, MD

Landmark trials over the past three decades have fostered appreciation for the potentially injurious effects of mechanical ventilation. Current approaches to lung protective ventilation include the limitation of tidal volumes (VT) to 6 ml/kg PBW, restriction of plateau pressures (Pplat) to no more than 30 cm H2O, and attention to driving pressures.

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