Effects of positive end-expiratory pressure on gas exchange and expiratory flow limitation in adult respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Koutsoukou2002EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of positive end-expiratory pressure on gas exchange and expiratory flow limitation in adult respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Antonia Koutsoukou and Basilis Bekos and Christina Sotiropoulou and Nickolaos G. Koulouris and Charalambos Roussos and Joseph Milic-Emili},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={1941-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of different positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels (0, 5, 10, and 15 cm H2O) on tidal expiratory flow limitation (FL), regional intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi) inhomogeneity, alveolar recruited volume (Vrec), respiratory mechanics, and arterial blood gases in mechanically ventilated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Multidisciplinary intensive care unit of a… CONTINUE READING