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Mechanical Ventilation for ARDS

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Mechanical Ventilation for ARDS

Thomas E. Stewart, MD, FRCPC

Director, Intensive Care Unit, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
February, 2002

Presented at Grand Rounds,
St. Paul's Hospital,
Vancouver, British Columbia
45 minutes duration.


  • Understand that ARDS is not homogenous throughout the lung, and review the pressure effects of mechanical ventilation, including in ARDS
  • Review three trials showing no difference in outcome, and two trials showing a difference in outcome, when pressure effects are minimized in ARDS
  • Discuss strategies to improve oxygenation in severe ARDS
  • Review the role of new methods of mechanical ventilation such as high-frequency oscillation

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