Prospective randomized trial comparing pressure-controlled ventilation and volume-controlled ventilation in ARDS. For the Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative Group.

@article{Esteban2000ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective randomized trial comparing pressure-controlled ventilation and volume-controlled ventilation in ARDS. For the Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative Group.},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Esteban and Inmaculada Al{\'i}a and Federico Gordo and Ra{\'u}l de Pablo and Jos{\'e} I. Su{\'a}rez and Gumersindo Gonz{\'a}lez and J. Blanco},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2000},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={1690-6}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To compare in-hospital mortality of patients with ARDS ventilated with either pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) or volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) with a square-wave inspiratory flow. DESIGN : Multicenter and randomized trial. SETTING Twelve medical-surgical ICUs located in tertiary-care hospitals. PATIENTS Seventy-nine patients having ARDS, as defined by the American-European Consensus Conference. INTERVENTIONS Patients were randomly assigned to be ventilated… CONTINUE READING
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