Effects of inspiratory flow on lung stress, pendelluft, and ventilation heterogeneity in ARDS: a physiological study

Abstract Background High inspiratory flow might damage the lungs by mechanisms not fully understood yet. We hypothesized that increasing inspiratory flow would increase lung stress, ventilation heterogeneity, and pendelluft in ARDS patients undergoing volume-controlled ventilation with constant tida...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Alessandro Santini, Tommaso Mauri, Francesca Dalla Corte, Elena Spinelli, Antonio Pesenti
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2019-11-01
Series:Critical Care
Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13054-019-2641-0