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The pulmonary physician in critical care · 8: Ventilatory management of ALI/ARDS
  1. J J Cordingley,
  2. B F Keogh
  1. Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6NP, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr B F Keogh, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK;
    b.keogh{at}rbh.nthames.nhs.uk

Abstract

Current data relating to ventilation in ARDS are reviewed. Recent studies suggest that reduced mortality may be achieved by using a strategy which aims at preventing overdistension of lungs.

  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • acute lung injury
  • ventilation
  • critical care
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