In this 187th episode I welcome Dr. Gabe Tharp to the show to discuss his recent article in Anesthesiology: “Body Habitus and Dynamic Surgical Conditions Independently Impair Pulmonary Mechanics during Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Surgery.” We discuss his findings and whether we should be using much higher levels of PEEP than we currently do.
Gabe’s group is on Twitter: @uvmanesthesia
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