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The pulmonary physician in critical care · 8: Ventilatory management of ALI/ARDS
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    Permissive Hypoxemia in ARDS – Is There a Place for a New Strategy?

    Dear Editor

    The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was first described in 1967, when Ashbaugh and colleagues reported 12 patients with acute respiratory distress, cyanosis refractory to oxygen therapy, decreased lung compliance and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates on the chest radiograph (1). In 1994, new definition was recommended by the American-European Consensus Conference that has been widely accepted by...

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