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BACKGROUND It has been proved that spontaneous breathing (SB) with biphasic positive airway pressure (BIPAP) can improve lung aeration in acute respiratory distress syndrome compared with controlled mechanical ventilation. The authors hypothesized that SB with BIPAP would attenuate lung injury in acute respiratory distress syndrome compared with(More)
INTRODUCTION Ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), one of the most serious complications of mechanical ventilation (MV), can impact patients' clinical prognoses. Compared to control ventilation, preserving spontaneous breathing can improve many physiological features in ventilated patients, such as gas distribution, cardiac performance, and(More)
This is a sporadic H7N9 avian influenza case that was the first severe imported case in Beijing and the first case of Hebei province in China. A 61-year-old female who had rapidly progressive pneumonia with respiratory distress and bilateral exduation and consolidation changes on chest X-ray and computerized tomography (CT) scan that did not respond to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictive value of left ventricular diastolic function on mechanical ventilation weaning in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) > 0.50. METHODS A retrospective case control study was conducted. Sixty-five patients with LVEF > 0.50 undergoing mechanical ventilation for more than 48 hours admitted to surgery(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothermia may attenuate ventilator induced-lung injury in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, the impact of hypothermia on extra-pulmonary organ injury in ARDS remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether hypothermia affects extra-pulmonary organ injury in a canine ARDS model induced by oleic acid. (More)
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