Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 18th, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "Morbidly obese (MO) patients undergoing laparoscopy have lower Pao2 compared with normal-weight (NW) patients. We hypothesized that increases in tidal volume (VT ) or respiratory rate (RR) would improve oxygenation."
"All measurements were performed at: baseline: VT 600-700 mL, and 10 breaths/min; double VT : VT 1200-1400 mL and 10 breaths/min; and double rate: VT 600-700 mL, and 20 breaths/minute,"...
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