What is the prevalence of pneumomediastinum (PM) in patients with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?

Updated: Feb 26, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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In a series of patients with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), air leaks of any type, excluding pneumothorax, occurred in 3.7% of patients. [9] Ventilator pressures and volumes delivered were not correlated with the development of air leak.


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