The Management of Unilateral Acute Lung Injury

  • G. Crimi
  • G. Conti
  • C. Mattia
  • A. Gasparetto
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)


Unilateral acute lung injury (ALI) represents only a small, though significative, percent of all the causes of parenchymal respiratory failure. However, its clinical significance is far from marginal, owing to the high frequency of unresponsiveness to standard respiratory management. As this is due to particular pathophysiologic features, a brief description of these will precede the considerations about the possible forms of therapy.


Pulmonary Blood Flow Lateral Decubitus Posture Healthy Lung Double Lumen Tube Acute Lung Injury Patient 
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  • G. Crimi
  • G. Conti
  • C. Mattia
  • A. Gasparetto

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