[Lung protective ventilation - pathophysiology and diagnostics].

Abstract

Mechanical ventilation may lead to lung injury depending on the ventilatory settings (e.g. pressure amplitudes, endexpiratory pressures, frequency) and the length of mechanical ventilation. Particularly in the inhomogeneously injured lungs of ARDS patients, alveolar overextension results in volutrauma, cyclic opening and closure of alveolar units in… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1081391

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