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Mechanical ventilation may damage organs other than the lungs
  1. M K Johnson
  1. Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

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In this laboratory study, acute respiratory distress syndrome was induced by acid aspiration in 24 rabbits which were then randomised to injurious (tidal volume 15–17 ml/kg, PEEP 0–3 cm H2O) or non-injurious ventilation (tidal volume 5–7 ml/kg, PEEP 9–12 cm …

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