Critical Care - Volume 11, issue Suppl 3

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
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1364-8535

Abstract

There is great controversy concerning protective ventilatory strategy in ARDS. Recruitment maneuvers and PEEP titration sufficient to avoid collapse and tidal recruitment in the lung are the major goals of the maximal recruitment strategy (MRS) guided by computed tomography (CT).

To evaluat

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 11, no. Suppl 3, 2007

Abstract

Pulse pressure respiratory variation (PPV), which is the difference between the maximal and minimal arterial pulse pressure values after one positive-pressure breath, is largely used for early identification of hypovolemic status. Increased PPV, as seen in hypovolemia, results from exaggerated re

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 11, no. Suppl 3, 2007

Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common diagnosis in ICUs, especially when hemodynamic instability, mechanical ventilation and blood disorder are present. UGIB in these patients, besides prolonging the hospitalization time, significantly increases mortality. Routine prophylaxis for UGI

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 11, no. Suppl 3, 2007