Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient

  • Antonio M. Esquinas
  • Malcolm Lemyze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Effects of Obesity on Respiratory Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikolaos Markou, Heleni Stefanatou, Maria Kanakaki
      Pages 3-13
    3. Paolo Formenti, John J. Marini
      Pages 27-39
  3. Causes of Acute Respiratory Failure in the Obese Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Cintia Zappe Fiori, Denis Martinez, Alicia Carissimi
      Pages 43-49
    3. Sevinc Sarinc Ulasli
      Pages 51-55
    4. Stephan Steiner
      Pages 57-64
    5. Moh’d Al-Halawani, Christine Won
      Pages 77-85
    6. Clement Lee, Kate Millington, Ari Manuel
      Pages 87-96
  4. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Francesco Zarantonello, Carlo Ori, Michele Carron
      Pages 99-108
    3. Preet Mohinder Singh, Adrian Alvarez
      Pages 109-121
    4. Sven Stieglitz
      Pages 157-161
    5. Rachel Jones, Jason Gittens, Ari Manuel
      Pages 163-177
    6. Bahman Saatian, Julie H. Lyou
      Pages 179-186
    7. Pia Lebiedz, Martin Bachmann, Stephan Braune
      Pages 187-189
  5. Noninvasive Ventilation and Oxygen Delivery in the Critically Ill Obese Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Ahmed S. BaHammam, Tripat Singh, Antonio M. Esquinas
      Pages 193-198
    3. Ebru Ortaç Ersoy
      Pages 199-204
    4. Ayelet B. Hilewitz, Andrew L. Miller, Bushra Mina
      Pages 205-213
    5. Emmanuel Besnier, Jean-Pierre Frat, Christophe Girault
      Pages 215-227
    6. Shaden O. Qasrawi, Ahmed S. BaHammam
      Pages 229-238
    7. Giuseppe Fiorentino, Antonio M. Esquinas, Anna Annunziata
      Pages 251-258
    8. Antonello Nicolini, Ines Maria Grazia Piroddi, Cornelius Barlascini, Gianluca Ferraioli, Paolo Banfi
      Pages 259-263
    9. Jean Christian Borel, Jean-Paul Janssens, Renaud Tamisier, Olivier Contal, Dan Adler, Jean-Louis Pépin
      Pages 265-277
  6. How to Support Nutritionally the Critically Ill Obese Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Kasuen Mauldin, Janine W. Berta
      Pages 281-286
    3. Rose Franco, Rahul Nanchal
      Pages 287-306
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-315

About this book


This book is the first to describe a practical evidence-based approach to the management of critically ill obese patients with various medical or postoperative respiratory problems in the intensive care unit. In brief, the book aims to identify the best strategy and present clinical recommendations for different circumstances, to establish indications for and contraindications to noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, and to offer clear guidance on weaning from mechanical ventilation and on respiratory care. Causes of acute respiratory failure in the obese patient are discussed, and advice is offered on the prevention and management of complications during mechanical ventilation and on moving and feeding critically ill obese patients. Long-term outcomes, ethical issues, and health care costs are also addressed. The multidisciplinary approach, with contributions from international experts in different specialties, ensures that the book will be of interest to a range of health professionals involved in critical care, including intensivists, anesthesiologists, and pulmonologists.


Nasal high-flow therapy Non-invasive mechanical ventilation Critical care Obesity Mortality Complications of mechanical ventilation Weaning from ventilation Acute respiratory failure Sleep-disordered breathing Oxygen delivery

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio M. Esquinas
    • 1
  • Malcolm Lemyze
    • 2
  1. 1.Intensive Care and Non Invasive Ventilatory UnitHospital Morales MeseguerMurciaSpain
  2. 2.Dept Respiratory and CC MedicineSchaffner HospitalLensFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49252-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49253-7
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