Use of computed tomography scanning to guide lung recruitment and adjust positive-end expiratory pressure.

@article{Pelosi2011UseOC,
  title={Use of computed tomography scanning to guide lung recruitment and adjust positive-end expiratory pressure.},
  author={Paolo Pelosi and Patricia Rieken Mac{\^e}do Rocco and Marcelo Gama de Abreu},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          268-74
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW We discuss the possible role of computed tomography (CT) to guide protective mechanical ventilation in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS), especially tidal volume (VT) and positive-end expiratory pressure (PEEP) settings and recruitment manoeuvres. RECENT FINDINGS CT should be used as early as possible after the onset of ALI/ARDS and then repeated after 1 week in the absence of clinical improvement. Advantages of CT include: the regional… CONTINUE READING
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