Episode 187: PEEP for Robotic Surgery with Gabe Tharp

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

References:

Tharp et al. Body Habitus and Dynamic Surgical Conditions Independently Impair Pulmonary Mechanics during Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Surgery. Anesthesiology 2020. PMID: 32675698

Ball L, et al. Br J Anaesth. 2018. PMID: 30236252 

Ferrando, et al Lancet Respir Med. 2018. PMID: 29371130

PROBESE committee JAMA. 2019. PMID: 31157366.

Grassi et al. Anesthesiology. 2020. PMID: 32011342

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