Lung protective ventilation: A summary of the current evidence from the 2012 American Association for Respiratory Care International Congress

David A. Turner, George Ofori-Amanfo, W. Lee Williford, Ira M. Cheifetz

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Over 150 invited experts presented to almost 6000 participants at the most recent American Association for Respiratory Care International Congress. These participants represented a broad international audience with a range of expertise that included respiratory therapists, physicians, nurses and others. While the program incorporated an extensive curriculum, the theme of lung protective ventilation was highlighted throughout the Congress. Experts reviewed the current evidence regarding the risk for ventilator-induced lung injury in mechanically ventilated patients without pre-existing lung disease and in those with acute lung injury. In addition, several experts reviewed the cutting edge approach of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a lung protective approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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