Last updated on April 2018

Intraoperative Protective Ventilation for Obese Patients Undergoing Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery

Brief description of study

Background. The use of a comprehensive strategy providing low tidal volumes, peep and recruiting maneuvers in patients undergoing open abdominal surgery improves postoperative respiratory function and clinical outcome. It is unknown whether such ventilatory approach may be feasible and/or beneficial in patients undergoing laparoscopy, as pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg position may alter lung volumes and chest-wall elastance.

Objective. The investigators designed a randomized, controlled trial to assess the effect of a lung-protective ventilation strategy on postoperative oxygenation in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03157479

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Domenico Luca Grieco, MD

General surgery OR, A. Gemelli hospital
Rome, Italy
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Recruitment Status: Open

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