Ventilator-associated lung injury.

Abstract

Mechanical ventilation is indispensable in support of patients with respiratory failure who are critically ill. However, use of this technique has adverse effects, including increased risk of pneumonia, impaired cardiac performance, and difficulties associated with sedation and paralysis. Moreover, application of pressure to the lung, whether positive or… (More)

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@article{Pinhu2003VentilatorassociatedLI, title={Ventilator-associated lung injury.}, author={Liao Pinhu and Thomas Whitehead and Timothy Evans and Mark D. Griffiths}, journal={Lancet}, year={2003}, volume={361 9354}, pages={332-40} }