Strategies to preserve perioperative lung function in morbidly obese patients (Prof. Dr. Hermann Wrigge)

To these strategies belong e. g. the postoperative continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) following individualized protective mechanical ventilation. Breathing and pulmonary Complications after bariatric surgery contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality of obese patients. Studies with normal weight patients have shown that a special lung-protective mechanical ventilation during and after the surgery can reduce these complications.

Therefore this study investigates whether this lung-protective ventilation during bariatric operations and a special breathing therapy post operatively, which provides a continuous positive airway pressure, can reduce the number of pulmonary complications in obese patients.

Duration: 01.05.2015 – 30.04.2017


Description of research project

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Head of project

Prof. Dr. Hermann Wrigge

Head of project
Deputy director of the Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

+49 341 97-17704

hermann [dot] wrigge [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de