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Lung recruitment in ARDS: We are still confused, but on a higher PEEP level

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Critical Care
1364-8535
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Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
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DOI: 10.1186/cc11177
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  • Commentary
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  • Medicine

Abstract

Recruitment maneuvers and the application of high levels of positive end-expiratory pressure combined with lung protective mechanical ventilation strategies have been proposed to improve pulmonary function in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, the optimal way to achieve and maintain alveolar recruitment is still under debate.

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