The basic treatment principles are: Open up the whole lung with the required inspiratory pressures. Keep the lung open with PEEP levels above the closing pressures. Maintain optimal gas exchange at the smallest possible pressure amplitudes to optimize CO removal. With the strict application of these principles, a prophylactic treatment is available, that is aimed at preventing ventilator-associated lung injury and pulmonary complication without compromising optimal ventilation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal fur Anasthesie und Intensivbehandlung|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|