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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 2,036

Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596


Minerva Anestesiologica 2011 May;77(5):534-6


Ventilatory management of one-lung ventilation

Della Rocca G. 1, Coccia C. 2

1 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy;
2 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri, Polo Oncologico Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Hypoxemia is considered to be the most important challenge during one-lung ventilation (OLV). Recent studies, however, have shown that one-lung ventilation can involve some lung damage and can therefore be per se a cause of hypoxemia. OLV can be associated to an injury: but the techniques used to improve oxygenation may also damage the lung. A new ventilator approach should be used and applied with regards to what is so far known in terms of “lung protection” also during OLV.

language: English


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