Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mechanical ventilation strategy in ARDS/ALI

Nothing new according to the latest meta-analysis:

Conclusion: Available evidence from a limited number of RCTs shows better outcomes with routine use of low VT but not high PEEP ventilation in unselected patients with ARDS or acute lung injury. High PEEP may help to prevent life-threatening hypoxemia in selected patients.

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