Influences of pleural effusion on respiratory mechanics, gas exchange, hemodynamics, and recruitment effects in acute respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Lan2014InfluencesOP,
  title={Influences of pleural effusion on respiratory mechanics, gas exchange, hemodynamics, and recruitment effects in acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={C J Lan and Hsian-He Hsu and Chin-pyng Wu and S F Lee and Chung-Kang Peng and Hung Chang},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={346-53}
}
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) cause substantial morbidity and mortality despite improvements in the understanding of lung injury and advances in treatment. Recruitment maneuver (RM) with high sustained airway pressures is proposed as an adjunct to mechanical ventilation to maintain alveolar patency. In addition, RM has been advocated to improve pulmonary gas exchange. However, many factors may influence responses to RM and the effect of pleural… CONTINUE READING