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Can we please stop being so scared of trying higher PEEP?

Potentially modifiable factors contributing to outcome from acute respiratory distress syndrome: the LUNG SAFE study Purpose To improve the outcome of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), one needs to identify potentially modifiable factors associated with mortality. Methods The large observational study to understand the global impact of severe acute respiratory failure (LUNG SAFE) was…

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Effect of Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Helmet vs Face Mask on the Rate of Endotracheal Intubation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome A Randomized Clinical Trial

Perhaps the high failure of NIV in patients with hypoxic failure has been because we are doing it wrong!
Although this study is a single center study, the fact that it was stopped early for efficacy supports the idea of a multicenter study.

Now if only manufacturers in North America would get a license to sell these masks!

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