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Title: Prophylactic positive end-expiratory pressure: are good intentions enough?
Authors: Fernández-Mondéjar, Enrique
Chavero, Ma Jesus
Machado, Juan
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Fernández-Mondéjar,E; Chavero,MA; Machado,J] Servicio de Cuidados Críticos y Urgencias, Hospital de Traumatología (Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves), Granada, Spain.
Keywords: Humanos;Respiración con presión positiva;Síndrome de dificultad respiratoria del adulto;Medicina basada en la evidencia
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Therapeutics::Airway Management::Respiration, Artificial::Positive-Pressure Respiration
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Respiratory Tract Diseases::Respiration Disorders::Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Medical Subject Headings::Disciplines and Occupations::Health Occupations::Evidence-Based Practice::Evidence-Based Medicine
Issue Date: 7-Apr-2003
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Fernández-Mondéjar E, Chavero MJ, Machado J. Prophylactic positive end-expiratory pressure: are good intentions enough? Crit Care. 2003; 7(2):191
Abstract: Few actions taken by intensivists are as effective and inexpensive as application of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). However, the use of this ventilatory modality is highly susceptible to fashions and trends that are rarely supported by scientific evidence. Prophylactic PEEP can be considered an exception, in that there is scientific evidence that it offers no benefit. Nevertheless, we must confess that we use prophylactic PEEP. The issue is worthy of some reflection.
ISSN: 1364-8535 (Online)
Appears in Collections:01- Artículos - Hospital Virgen de las Nieves

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