Permissive hypercapnia.

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Permissive hypercapnia.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 Nov;26(4):941-52

Authors: Rogovik A, Goldman R

Mechanical ventilation using high tidal volume (VT) and transpulmonary pressure can damage the lung, causing ventilator-induced lung injury. Permissive hypercapnia, a ventilatory strategy for acute respiratory failure in which the lungs are ventilated with a low inspiratory volume and pressure, has been accepted progressively in critical care for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients requiring mechanical ventilation and is one of the central components of current protective ventilatory strategies.

PMID: 19059093 [PubMed - in process]

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