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recruitment manuvers

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Raquel S Santos, Pedro L Silva, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia Rm Rocco
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) represents a serious problem in critically ill patients and is associated with in-hospital mortality rates of 33%-52%. Recruitment maneuvers (RMs) are a simple, low-cost, feasible intervention that can be performed at the bedside in patients with ARDS. RMs are characterized by the application of airway pressure to increase transpulmonary pressure transiently. Once non-aerated lung units are reopened, improvements are observed in respiratory system mechanics, alveolar reaeration on computed tomography, and improvements in gas exchange (functional recruitment)...
November 4, 2015: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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