volume 72, issue 2, P214-222 2016
DOI: 10.1111/anae.13713
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Abstract: Atelectasis occurs in the majority of children undergoing general anaesthesia. Lung ultrasound has shown reliable sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing anaesthesia-induced atelectasis. We assessed the effects of a recruitment manoeuvre on atelectasis using lung ultrasound in infants undergoing general anaesthesia. Forty infants, randomly allocated to either a recruitment manoeuvre group or a control group, received volume-controlled ventilation with 5 cmH O positive end-expiratory pressure. Lung ultrasoun…

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