Does alveolar recruitment occur with positive end-expiratory pressure in adult respiratory distress syndrome patients?

@article{Valta1993DoesAR,
  title={Does alveolar recruitment occur with positive end-expiratory pressure in adult respiratory distress syndrome patients?},
  author={P{\"a}ivi Valta and Jukka Takala and N T Eissa and Joseph Milic-Emili},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={1993},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={34-42}
}
We studied the effects of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) (2 to 14 cm H2O) on alveolar recruitment (Vrec), static respiratory compliance, and end-expiratory lung volume (EELV) in nine sedated, paralyzed, mechanically ventilated adult respiratory distress syndrome patients. Positive end-expiratory pressure was applied in increasing and decreasing steps of 2 cm H2O. Flow, tidal volume, and airway pressure were measured. We used the rapid airway occlusion technique to determine static end… CONTINUE READING