Perioperative tidal volume and intra-operative open lung strategy in healthy lungs: where are we going?

Abstract

Tidal volumes have tremendously decreased over the last decades from <15 ml kg(-1) to approximately 6 ml kg(-1) actual body weight. Guidelines, widely agreed and used, exist for patients with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, it is questionable if data created in patients with acute lung injury or ARDS from… (More)

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