History of Mechanical Ventilation: From Vesalius to Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Apr 6;
Authors: Slutsky AS
Mechanical ventilation is a life-sustaining therapy for the treatment of patients with acute respiratory failure. It is a very common modality in intensive care units (ICU), and indeed the advent of its use heralded the dawn of modern ICUs. Interest in mechanical ventilation has increased markedly from both a research and a clinical perspective over the past 15 years since the publication of a milestone article in the New England Journal of Medicine by the ARDSNet investigators which highlighted the importance of a lung protective ventilation strategy1.
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