Novel approaches to minimize ventilator-induced lung injury

  title={Novel approaches to minimize ventilator-induced lung injury},
  author={Eddy Fan and Jes{\'u}s Monterrubio Villar and Arthur S Slutsky},
  booktitle={Current opinion in critical care},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To discuss the mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury and the pro and cons of the different approaches proposed by literature to minimize its impact in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS Mechanical ventilation is indispensable to manage respiratory failure. The evolution of knowledge of the physiological principles and of the clinical implementation of mechanical ventilation is characterized by the shift of interest from its capability… CONTINUE READING