ARDS, Mechanical Ventilation, and Weaning

  • Federica MariniEmail author
  • Simone Cipani
  • Armando Sarti
  • Carla Farnesi


Lung ultrasound allows the intensivist to answer to a majority of critical situation. Mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure is a routine aspect of patient management in ICU. Transthoracic ultrasound offers several important advantages as diagnostic imaging technique for several important pulmonary conditions such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The application of mechanical ventilation and subsequent weaning changes normal ventilatory mechanism and produces alterations in cardiac preload and afterload.


Chest ultrasonography Lung ultrasound Acute respiratory distress syndrome Respiratory failure Ventilation Weaning Intensive care unit 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federica Marini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Simone Cipani
    • 1
  • Armando Sarti
    • 2
  • Carla Farnesi
    • 2
  1. 1.Anesthesia and Intensive Care DepartmentSanta Maria Nuova Hospital, Azienda USL Toscana CentroFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Anesthesia and Intensive Care DepartmentAzienda USL Toscana CentroFlorenceItaly

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