Low vs high positive end-expiratory pressure in the ventilatory management of acute lung injury.

Abstract

Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has become an essential component of the care of many critically ill patients who require ventilatory support. The application of PEEP is expected to improve lung mechanics and gas exchange as it recruits lung volume. In the last 3 decades, research of the effects of PEEP in animal models of lung injury and in… (More)

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