A decremental PEEP trial identifies the PEEP level that maintains oxygenation after lung recruitment.

@article{Girgis2006ADP,
  title={A decremental PEEP trial identifies the PEEP level that maintains oxygenation after lung recruitment.},
  author={Karim K. Girgis and Hala Hamed and Yehia Khater and Robert M. Kacmarek},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={1132-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the ability of a decremental trial of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to identify an optimal PEEP level that maintains oxygenation after a lung-recruitment maneuver. DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. SETTING Surgical intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Twenty sedated patients with acute lung injury and/or acute respiratory distress syndrome, ventilated for 1.2 +/- 0.4 d. INTERVENTION Each patient received up to 3 lung-recruitment maneuvers… CONTINUE READING