Permissive hypercapnia

  • Hassett P
  • Laffey J
  • Kavanagh B
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Mechanical ventilation using high tidal volume (VT) and transpulmonary pressure can damage the lung, causing ventilator-induced lung injury. Permissive hypercapnia, a ventilatory strategy for acute respiratory failure in which the lungs are ventilated with a low inspiratory volume and pressure, has been accepted progressively in critical care for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients requiring mechanical ventilation and is one of the central components of current protective ventilatory strategies. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Patrick Hassett

  • John G. Laffey

  • Brian P. Kavanagh

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