Airway pressure release ventilation during acute lung injury: a prospective multicenter trial.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) in providing ventilatory support to patients with acute lung injury of diverse etiology and mild-to-moderate severity. DESIGN Prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized crossover trial. SETTING ICUs in six major referral hospitals. PATIENTS Fifty adult patients with… (More)


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