The use of positive end-expiratory pressure in the management of the acute respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Villar2005TheUO,
  title={The use of positive end-expiratory pressure in the management of the acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Villar},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={
          265-72
        }
}
Clinical and experimental research on the effects of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has produced a plethora of information during the last two decades. The application of PEEP is expected to increase PaO2; however, it is generally agreed that simply using increased PaO2 as the end point is inappropriate. Four mechanisms have been proposed to explain the improved pulmonary function and gas exchange with PEEP: 1) increased functional residual capacity; 2) alveolar recruitment; 3… CONTINUE READING

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