The effect of long-term controlled mechanical ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure on renal function in dogs.


The effects of 46 h of mechanical ventilation and PEEP on urinary output, sodium excretion, and renal and cardiovascular function were examined. Dogs sedated with sodium pentobarbital were ventilated using one of three modes: spontaneous ventilation (SV), controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV), or CMV with 10 cmH2O positive end-expiratory pressure (CMV… (More)