Kathy P Snyder

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BACKGROUND Once established, the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is highly resistant to treatment and retains a high mortality. We hypothesized that preemptive application of airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) in a rat model of trauma/hemorrhagic shock (T/HS) would prevent ARDS. METHODS Rats were anesthetized, instrumented for(More)
BACKGROUND Established acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is often refractory to treatment. Clinical trials have demonstrated modest treatment effects, and mortality remains high. Ventilator strategies must be developed to prevent ARDS. HYPOTHESIS Early ventilatory intervention will block progression to ARDS if the ventilator mode (1) maintains(More)
IMPORTANCE Improper mechanical ventilation settings can exacerbate acute lung injury by causing a secondary ventilator-induced lung injury. It is therefore important to establish the mechanism by which the ventilator induces lung injury to develop protective ventilation strategies. It has been postulated that the mechanism of ventilator-induced lung injury(More)
IMPORTANCE Up to 25% of patients with normal lungs develop acute lung injury (ALI) secondary to mechanical ventilation, with 60% to 80% progressing to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Once established, ARDS is treated with mechanical ventilation that can paradoxically elevate mortality. A ventilation strategy that reduces the incidence of ARDS(More)
BACKGROUND Improper mechanical ventilation can exacerbate acute lung damage, causing a secondary ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). We hypothesized that VILI can be reduced by modifying specific components of the ventilation waveform (mechanical breath), and we studied the impact of airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) and controlled mandatory(More)
BACKGROUND Improperly set mechanical ventilation (MV) with normal lungs can advance lung injury and increase the incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A key mechanism of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is an alteration in alveolar mechanics including alveolar instability or recruitment/derecruitment (R/D). We hypothesize that R/D(More)
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