Ventilation in Severe ARDS: Inverted Ratio Ventilation and CO2 Removal

  • L. Gattinoni
  • D. Mascheroni
  • M. Borelli
  • E. Basilico
  • A. Pesenti


The incidence of adult acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in Western Europe is unknown. However, inferring from data available in the USA (Petty and Newmann 1978) and considering the population of the USA and Western Europe to be equivalent as a first approximation, the number of ARDS cases should be close to 150 000. The mortality rate, in different reported series ranges from 15% (Gallagher et al. 1978) to 90% (Zapol et al. 1979), according to the patient population in the study.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Peak Pressure Functional Residual Capacity Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome 
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  • L. Gattinoni
  • D. Mascheroni
  • M. Borelli
  • E. Basilico
  • A. Pesenti

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