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Derecruitment Test and Surfactant Therapy in Patients with Acute Lung Injury.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
A recruitment maneuver (RM) may improve gas exchange in acute lung injury (ALI). The aim of our study was to assess the predictive value of a derecruitment test in relation to RM and to evaluate the efficacy of RM combined with surfactant instillation in patients with ALI. Materials and Methods. Thirteen adult mechanically ventilated patients with ALI were enrolled into a prospective pilot study. ...