Alterations of lung and chest wall mechanics in patients with acute lung injury: effects of positive end-expiratory pressure.

Abstract

In 16 mechanically ventilated patients with acute lung injury (ALI) (eight patients with moderate ALI [moderate group], eight patients with severe ALI [adult respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS group]) and in eight normal anesthetized-paralyzed subjects (control group), we partitioned the total respiratory system mechanics into the lung (L) and chest wall… (More)

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