Pulmonary capillary pressures during the acute respiratory distress syndrome

  title={Pulmonary capillary pressures during the acute respiratory distress syndrome},
  author={S{\'i}lvia Nunes and Esko Ruokonen and Jukka Takala},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
(1)To describe the evolution of pulmonary capillary pressure (Pcap) and of the pressure drop across the pulmonary venous bed from early to established acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), (2) to assess Pcap under different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and (3) to compare the visual method and a mathematical model to determine Pcap. Prospective, intervention study. Intensive care unit in a teaching institution. Nine ARDS patients, according to the ARDS Consensus… CONTINUE READING
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