Effects of the prone position on gas exchange and hemodynamics in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Jolliet1998EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the prone position on gas exchange and hemodynamics in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Philippe Jolliet and Pierre A. Bulpa and Jean Claude Chevrolet},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={1977-85}
}
OBJECTIVES To address the following issues regarding the use of prone position ventilation in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): a) response rate; b) magnitude and duration of improved oxygenation in responders during a 12-hr trial and the consequences of returning to the supine position; c) effects of the prone position on gas exchange and hemodynamics; d) consequences of oxygenation in nonresponders; and e) effects of repeated prone position trials. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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