Prophylactic protective ventilation: lower tidal volumes for all critically ill patients?

@article{Lellouche2012ProphylacticPV,
  title={Prophylactic protective ventilation: lower tidal volumes for all critically ill patients?},
  author={Francois Lellouche and Jed Lipes},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={39},
  pages={6-15}
}
High tidal volumes have historically been recommended for mechanically ventilated patients during general anesthesia. High tidal volumes have been shown to increase morbidity and mortality in patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Barriers exist in implementing a tidal volume reduction strategy related to the inherent difficulty in changing one's practice patterns, to the current need to individualize low tidal volume settings only for a specific subgroup of… CONTINUE READING