Morbid obesity is associated with reduced lung volume and decreased compliance of the respiratory system. Anesthesia, surgery, and postoperative pain further diminish respiratory function, leading to upper airway obstruction, hypoxemia, atelectasis, and diaphragm dysfunction. Non-invasive ventilation may improve gas exchange, increase lung function, reduce atelectasis, and decrease the effort required for breathing in obese patients. Thus, non-invasive ventilation may lower the risk of postoperative acute respiratory failure after bariatric surgery.

Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in postoperative bariatric surgery

Carron, Michele
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2016

Abstract

Morbid obesity is associated with reduced lung volume and decreased compliance of the respiratory system. Anesthesia, surgery, and postoperative pain further diminish respiratory function, leading to upper airway obstruction, hypoxemia, atelectasis, and diaphragm dysfunction. Non-invasive ventilation may improve gas exchange, increase lung function, reduce atelectasis, and decrease the effort required for breathing in obese patients. Thus, non-invasive ventilation may lower the risk of postoperative acute respiratory failure after bariatric surgery.
Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation and Difficult Weaning in Critical Care: Key Topics and Practical Approaches
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