Experiences Using APRV Ventilation for Pneumonia with Severe
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For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the APRV mode has been used as an inverse ratio ventilation with a prolonged inspiratory time and a short expiratory time. Potential benefits of APRV mode include recruitment of lung by rising functional residual capacity and reduction in atelectrauma by decreasing cyclic recruitment and derecruitment to improve ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) matching, while not restricting spontaneous breathing and reducing the sedatives and neuromuscular blockades requirements.Because of these advantages, APRV mode is the most used and most studied mode for use in patients with ARDS. However, there have been few clinical trials showing that APRV can improve gas exchange, and it is uncertain whether APRV will improve clinical outcomes.We report our experiences with managing severe hypercapnia or postoperative pulmonary edema using APRV.......

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