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AULER JUNIOR, José Otávio Costa; BLIACHERIENE, Fernando; MIYOSHI, Erika  and  FERNANDES, Cláudia Regina. Mechanical ventilatory management in adult respiratory distress syndrome. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2001, vol.51, n.6, pp.558-564. ISSN 0034-7094.

Background and Objectives: This article’s objective is to summarize published ARDS ventilation strategies. This is very important since mechanical ventilation as a therapeutic measure has been under constant evaluation and many articles have been published on it. Contents: This is a 29 articles and one book review selected from a keyword search in MEDLINE. Conclusions: Despite of the great number of articles published on ARDS, most of them suggest a so-called ‘lung-protection’ strategy based on low tidal volume and high PEEP levels. Other adjuvant measures would be serial thoracic computerized tomography, PaO2 adjustments, nitric oxide inhalation, prone position and ECMO.

Keywords : DISEASE [adult respiratory distress syndrome]; VENTILATION [mechanical ventilation].

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