Lung-protective ventilation in neurosurgical patients.

  title={Lung-protective ventilation in neurosurgical patients.},
  author={Gregory J Lowe and Niall D Ferguson},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  volume={12 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Concepts of ventilator-induced lung injury have revolutionized our approach to the ventilatory management of patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome over the past 10 years. The extension of these principles to patients with brain injuries is challenging, as many of them are out of keeping with usual brain-protective management. RECENT FINDINGS Many patients with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome and an acute brain injury… CONTINUE READING


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