Ryan L Lafollette

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Inappropriate mechanical ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome can lead to ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) and increase the morbidity and mortality. Reopening collapsed lung units may significantly reduce VILI, but the mechanisms governing lung recruitment are unclear. We thus investigated the dynamics of lung recruitment at(More)
The evolution of respiratory care on patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been focused on preventing the deleterious effects of mechanical ventilation, termed ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Currently, reduced tidal volume is the standard of ventilatory care for patients with ARDS. The current focus, however, has shifted to(More)
BACKGROUND Lung injury associated with the acute respiratory distress syndrome can be exacerbated by improper mechanical ventilation creating a secondary injury known as ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). We hypothesized that VILI could be caused in part by alveolar recruitment/derecruitment resulting in gross tearing of the alveolus. OBJECTIVES The(More)
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