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There is a new definition of ARDS.
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There is a new definition of ARDS.

A panel of experts came together in Berlin last year and worked to make  an ARDS definition that was more …Read the Rest

Doing it Right: ARDS/ALI Evidence-based Care Saves Lives
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Doing it Right: ARDS/ALI Evidence-based Care Saves Lives

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"Long-term effects of two different ventilatory modes on oxygenation in acute lung injury. Comparison of airway pressure release ventilation and volume-controlled inverse ratio ventilation"
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"Long-term effects of two different ventilatory modes on oxygenation in acute lung injury. Comparison of airway pressure release ventilation and volume-controlled inverse ratio ventilation"

Thank you to: Babak Sarani, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Co-Director of the Rapid Response Team Division of Traumatology and …Read the Rest

High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and airway pressure release ventilation (APRV): a practical guide.
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High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and airway pressure release ventilation (APRV): a practical guide.

Chest Subscription required: Abstract Despite advances in ventilator management, 31% to 38% of patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) …Read the Rest

Airway pressure release ventilation increases cardiac performance in patients with acute lung injury/adult respiratory distress syndrom
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Airway pressure release ventilation increases cardiac performance in patients with acute lung injury/adult respiratory distress syndrom

Conclusion APRV may be used safely in patients with ALI/ARDS, and decreases the need for paralysis and sedation as compared …Read the Rest

Toronto Critical Care Conference Recap
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Toronto Critical Care Conference Recap

Spontaneous breathing is good!? A combination of 18-69 hours of diaphragmatic inactivity and controlled mechanical ventilation results in 53-57% reduction …Read the Rest

ARDS – a refresher –
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ARDS – a refresher –

I came across a readable artice about ARDS in American Family Physician with the PDF available hereDOWNLOAD ARTICLE  

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