Screening of ARDS patients using standardized ventilator settings: influence on enrollment in a clinical trial

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The American–European consensus conference (AECC) definition for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) requires a PaO2/FIO2≤200 mmHg, regardless of ventilator settings. We report the results of using standardized ventilator settings to screen and enroll ARDS patients in a clinical trial of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV), including the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-004-2163-2

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