Table 2

Comparison of mean positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), tidal volume (TV), plateau airway pressures, and arterial carbon dioxide tension (Paco 2) in the protection (P) and conventional (C) limbs of the four randomised controlled trials of lung protection ventilation in patients with ARDS

StudyPEEP (cm H2O)TV (ml/kg)Plateau pressure
(cm H2O)
Paco2 (kPa)
Brochard16 10.710.77.110.325.731.77.95.5
Amato18 16.48.7348 ml768 ml30.
ARDS network1