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Lung Imaging in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: From an Understanding of Pathophysiology to Bedside Monitoring.
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PMID:  23135689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Over the last 25 years, lung imaging has changed our understanding of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Alveolar recruitment, hyperinflation, and positive end- expiratory pressure-induced changes in lung aeration have become evaluable using CT, PET, and ultrasonography. The data have revealed that patients differ, in that the required ventilator settings vary in those with the same syndrome. At the bedside, however, care physicians remain blinded. Bedside tools allowing monitoring of mechanical ventilation, and testing of ventilator settings, are urgently required. The aim of the present review is to consider how lung imaging has facilitated the evolution of knowledge of this syndrome, and to place such knowledge in a clinical perspective.
J Constantin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva anestesiologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1827-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Anestesiol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375272     Medline TA:  Minerva Anestesiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Estaing University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand,France. -
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