Acute effect of corticosteroids on respiratory mechanics in mechanically ventilated patients with chronic airflow obstruction and acute respiratory failure.

Abstract

We assessed the short-term effect of steroids on respiratory mechanics in eight mechanically ventilated patients with chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) and hypercapnic respiratory failure. Airflow (V), airway pressure (Paw), and changes in pulmonary volume were measured using a conventional ventilator. End-expiratory and end-inspiratory airway occlusions… (More)

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