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Minerva Anestesiologica 2007 September;73(9):467-70

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Postraumatic ARDS: how to place patients who may offer technical problems in a prone position

D’Ignazio N., Iannuzzi M., Colella V., Montisci A., De Sio A.

Intensive Care Unit, Santa Maria delle Grazie Hospital, Pozzuoli, Italy


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Ventilation in the prone position is a valid choice in the treatment of trauma patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Two cases of trauma patients with ARDS treated in the prone position are described. The technique was very easy to use and safe. The prone position technique proved very useful in the treatment of post-traumatic ARDS in these 2 cases.

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