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Posttraumatisches akutes Lungenversagen: Behandlung durch drucklimitierte Beatmung und kontinuierlichen Lagewechsel [Acute posttraumatic lung failure. Its treatment through pressure-limited respiration and continuous postural change]

Schlitt, Hans-Jürgen ; Werner, U. ; Schandelmaier, P. ; Krettek, C. ; Dreinhöfer, K. ; Hauss, J. ; Pichlmayr, R.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 10 May 2010 12:20


Abstract

Nine patients (4 women and 5 men; mean age 31 [20-48] years) with severe posttraumatic adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) were treated with continuous postural change (kinetic bed) and pressure-limited ventilation. Seven patients survived; only one patient died as a result of pulmonary insufficiency. As compliance was markedly reduced (less than 20 ml/cm H2O), low stroke volumes (up to ...

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