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High tidal volumes in mechanically ventilated patients increase organ dysfunction after cardiac surgery.

Authors
  • Lellouche, François
  • Dionne, Stéphanie
  • Simard, Serge
  • Bussières, Jean
  • Dagenais, François
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesiology
Publication Date
May 01, 2012
Volume
116
Issue
5
Pages
1072–1082
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182522df5
PMID: 22450472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tidal volumes of more than 10 ml/kg are risk factors for organ failure and prolonged intensive care unit stay after cardiac surgery. Women and obese patients are particularly at risk of being ventilated with injurious tidal volumes.

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