Prone position in acute respiratory distress syndrome.

  title={Prone position in acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Paolo Pelosi and Luca Brazzi and Luciano Gattinoni},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={20 4},
In the last few years prone positioning has been used increasingly in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and this manoeuvre is now considered a simple and safe method to improve oxygenation. However, the physiological mechanisms causing respiratory function improvement as well as the real clinical benefit are not yet fully understood. The aim of this review is to discuss the physiological and clinical effects of prone positioning in patients with ARDS. The… CONTINUE READING
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