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2022 Aug 25

Br J Anaesth

Individualised positive end-expiratory pressure in abdominal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Zorrilla-Vaca A, Grant MC, Urman RD, Frendl G
Br J Anaesth. 2022 Aug 25.
PMID: 36031417.


Individualised PEEP may optimise pulmonary compliance, thereby potentially mitigating lung injury. This meta-analysis aimed to determine the impact of individualised PEEP vs fixed PEEP during abdominal surgery on postoperative pulmonary outcomes.