Recruitment and PEEP level influences long-time aeration in saline-lavaged piglets: an experimental model.

@article{Hanson2012RecruitmentAP,
  title={Recruitment and PEEP level influences long-time aeration in saline-lavaged piglets: an experimental model.},
  author={Angela S Hanson and Sylvia G{\"o}thberg and K. Robert Nilsson and G{\"o}ran Hedenstierna},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={
          1072-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate aeration/ventilation in saline-lavaged piglets during a 3-h follow-up after a recruitment maneuver (RM)/PEEP titration compared with PEEP 10 cmH2O without a RM. BACKGROUND Lung recruitment and PEEP titration are used to find a PEEP preventing repetitive opening/collapsing of lung. METHODS Twenty-one lung-lavaged piglets, mean age 7 weeks and mean weight 10 kg; a RM-group and a PEEP10-group, were ventilated at PEEP 5 cmH2O (baseline) followed by zero PEEP ventilation… CONTINUE READING