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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

Are lung recruitment manoeuvres beneficial to ARDS patients?

2017 01 Nov

Previous research suggests that lung recruitment manoeuvres (LRMs) may prevent ventilator-induced lung injury and improve survival in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Now a new systematic review indicates that LRMs in combination with a higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) ventilation strategy reduce mortality. However,... Read more