Is positive end-expiratory pressure suitable for liver recipients with a rescue organ offer?

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PURPOSE Rescue organ offers may help to overcome the organ shortage. However, because of initial poor liver function, the recipient may develop a severe lung injury with the requirement for higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels to achieve adequate oxygenation. Positive end-expiratory pressure has been associated with perfusion impairment in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2009.11.002

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