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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7094
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-70942001000600011.
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].