[Effect of positive end-expiratory pressure on respiration and hemodynamics in dogs with pulmonary edema caused by increased membrane permeability].

The effect of PEEP on the extravascular lung water, respiratory mechanics and hemodynamics were studied in dogs with oleic acid-induced pulmonary edema. The dogs were randomized into one of three groups according to PEEP of 0, 5 and 10 cmH2O, 60 minutes after oleic acid (0.1 ml.kg-1) injection. PEEP improved oxygenation accompanied by increased FRC and DLco… CONTINUE READING