Quantifying unintended exposure to high tidal volumes from breath stacking dyssynchrony in ARDS: the BREATHE criteria

@article{Beitler2016QuantifyingUE,
  title={Quantifying unintended exposure to high tidal volumes from breath stacking dyssynchrony in ARDS: the BREATHE criteria},
  author={Jeremy R Beitler and Scott A. Sands and Stephen H Loring and Robert L Owens and Atul Malhotra and Roger G. Spragg and Michael A. Matthay and Boyd Taylor Thompson and Daniel S. Talmor},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={1427-1436}
}
Breath stacking dyssynchrony generates higher tidal volumes than intended, potentially increasing lung injury risk in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Lack of validated criteria to quantify breath stacking dyssynchrony contributes to its under-recognition. This study evaluates performance of novel, objective criteria for quantifying breath stacking dyssynchrony (BREATHE criteria) compared to existing definitions and tests if neuromuscular blockade eliminates high-volume breath… CONTINUE READING