What is the Effect of Positive End-expiratory Pressure (PEEP) on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications and Mortality During General Anaesthesia?


  • Bilge Çelebioğlu

Received Date: 03.12.2010 Accepted Date: 07.03.2011 Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2011;39(3):106-114

It has been known that PEEP can improve respiratory function under general anaesthesia. We do not know whether patients who receive PEEP have a lower risk of postoperative mortality or respiratory complications such as pneumonia. There is currently insufficient evidence to make conclusions about how intraoperative PEEP affects postoperative mortality and respiratory complications.

Keywords: Anaesthesia, ventilation, PEEP, postoperative mortality and respiratory failure