What are the benefits of a lung-protective strategy in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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A lung-protective strategy in which the PaCO2 is allowed to rise (permissive hypercapnia) may reduce barotrauma and enhance survival.


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