Perfluorocarbon-associated gas exchange improves oxygenation, lung mechanics, and survival in a model of adult respiratory distress syndrome.

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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of perfluorocarbon-associated gas exchange to volume controlled positive pressure breathing in supporting gas exchange, lung mechanics, and survival in an acute lung injury model. DESIGN A prospective, randomized study. SETTING A university medical school laboratory approved for animal research. SUBJECTS Neonatal… (More)

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