• Paul Ellis Marik


Lung protective ventilation strategies, which include low tidal volumes (approximately 6 ml/kg), high PEEP (>10 cm H2O or 1–2 cm H2O above the lower inflection point on the pressure–volume loop), and a plateau airway pressure of approximately 28–30 cm H2O, are currently accepted as the standard of care for ventilating patients with ALI/ARDS.1


Acute Lung Injury Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patient Plateau Pressure Transpulmonary Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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