Before removal, the lung was inspected by two investigators; if there were areas of pulmonary collapse, characterized by color alteration, associated with loss of lung volume, with parenchyma retraction, it was considered as presence of atelectasis and the recruitment maneuver
was performed with an additional increase of 5 cm[H.sub.2]O in PEEP and in peak pressure for 5 min.
To reduce the post-laparoscopic shoulder pain, several methods have been suggested including the use of a peritoneal gas drain in the first 4-6 hours following laparoscopy, intraperitoneal local anaesthesia, pulmonary recruitment maneuver
, intraperitoneal saline infusion, gasless laparoscopy and reduction in insufflation pressure (8-14).
Vlachos, "Pulmonary recruitment maneuver
to reduce pain after laparoscopy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials," Surgical Endoscopy, vol.
is the indispensable component of protective ventilation, and there are a variety of methods to perform recruitment maneuver
In mechanical ventilation for respiratory disease, mild PEEP levels and recruitment maneuver
avoided progressive alveolar collapse and possible lung consolidation, improved arterial oxygenation, and reduced elastance of the respiratory system .
Lung recruitment maneuver
depresses central hemodynamics in patients following cardiac surgery.
Safety and efficacy of a stepwise recruitment maneuver
in ADRS/ALI patients-preliminary results of a clinical study.
Cakar N, Van der Kloot T, Youngblood AM, Adams, A, Nahum A (2000) Oxygenation response to a recruitment maneuver
during supine and prone positions in an oleic acid-induced lung injury model.
The safety and efficacy of sustained inflations as a lung recruitment maneuver
in pediatric intensive care unit patients.
Lung recruitment maneuvers
(RMs) will be beneficial when properly applied to appropriately selected patients with high lung recruitability.
Ventilation strategy using low tidal volumes, recruitment maneuvers
, and high positive end-expiratory pressure for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.