Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 4th, 2006
According to a study from Sweden, "Morbidly obese patients have an increased risk for peri-operative lung complications and develop a decrease in functional residual capacity (FRC). Electric impedance tomography (EIT) can be used for continuous, fast-response measurement of lung volume changes. This method was used to optimize positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to maintain FRC."
K. Erlandsson and colleagues working with Sahlgrenska University described, "Fifteen patients with a body mass index of 49±8 kg/m2 were...
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