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BRIEF REVIEW
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 176-179

Airway pressure release ventilation


Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ehab G Daoud
76 Sawyer St. Providence, RI 02907
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.36556

PMID: 19727373

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Airway pressure release ventilation was introduced to clinical practice about two decades ago as an alternative mode for mechanical ventilation; however, it had not gained popularity until recently as an effective safe alternative for difficult-to-oxygenate patients with acute lung injury/ acute respiratory distress syndrome This review will cover the definition and mechanism of airway pressure release ventilation, its advantages, indications, and guidance.


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