Search Tag: PEEP

ICU Management

Lung Recruitment in Patients with Severe ARDS

2019 30 Aug

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects up to 10% of patients in the ICU. Typical symptoms of ARDS include an increase in lung weight and a reduction of aerated lung tissue. For the treatment of ARDS alveolar recruitment is key, however, this has not yet been shown to benefit severe ARDS cases. It has been suggested that lung recruitment... Read more

ICU Management

Mechanical Ventilation: Which Patients Benefit from High PEEP?

2017 21 Mar

Among patients with hypoxaemia after cardiac surgery, the use of an intensive alveolar recruitment strategy compared with a moderate recruitment strategy resulted in less severe pulmonary complications during the hospital stay, according to a randomised clinical trial of postoperative ventilation published in JAMA. See Also : Towards Safer Ventilation... Read more

ICU Management

Accurately Setting PEEP with Transpulmonary Pressure

2015 29 Oct

Choose an optimal PEEP setting with the help of the transpulmonary pressure measurement on our high-end ventilators, HAMILTON-G5 and HAMILTON-S1 .   Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by a decrease in respiratory system compliance due to a collapsed lung and/or a decrease in chest wall compliance. When mechanical ventilation... Read more