Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2021; 25 (18): 5853-5856

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202109_26804

Management of mechanical ventilation in a morbidly obese patient with COVID-19-induced ARDS

S. Demırcan, Z. Korkmaz Dıslı, S. Kalkan, A.B. Ozer

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Inonu University Medical School, Malatya, Turkey. abelinozer@gmail.com


Coronavirus disease 2019-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is more severe in morbidly obese patients. Mechanical ventilation differs between obese and non-obese patients. We examined these differences in an obese (body mass index = 47 kg/m2) 32-year-old patient followed up in our clinic. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit due to respiratory failure. Recruitment maneuvers were performed in pressure-controlled ventilation mode. The optimal positive end-expiratory pressure was 25 cm H2O. The inspiratory pressure was adjusted to 45 cm H2O to provide a tidal volume of 6 ml/kg and driving pressure ≤ 15. The patient was discharged with full recovery.

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S. Demırcan, Z. Korkmaz Dıslı, S. Kalkan, A.B. Ozer
Management of mechanical ventilation in a morbidly obese patient with COVID-19-induced ARDS

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2021
Vol. 25 - N. 18
Pages: 5853-5856
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202109_26804