Ischemic Leg, Perfused Lung: A Trial of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning

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Performing a lobectomy frequently requires collapsing the operative lung, which may result in hypoperfusion, ischemia, and reperfusion injury that can lead to postoperative lung injury and hypoxemia. Remote ischemic preconditioning may represent a viable strategy for reducing postoperative lung injury in patients undergoing lobectomy. In this infographic, we describe recent work that assesses markers of inflammation and measurements of perfusion following a randomized, blinded exposure to remote ischemic preconditioning.
ALI indicates acute lung injury; ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; FIO2, fraction of inspired oxygen; ICU, intensive care unit; OLV, one-lung ventilation; PaO2, partial pressure arterial oxygen; TLV, two-lung ventilation.
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