Clinical Experience with Open Lung Management Experience in Trauma Patients

  • D. Schreiter
  • L. Scheibner
  • C. Josten
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The pathomorphological substrate of lung contusion is a parenchymatous haemorrhage followed by an interstitial and alveolar oedema combined with a damage of the surfactant system [2] and resultant hypoventilation of these perfused but micro-atelectatic lung areas.


Mean Arterial Pressure Parenchymatous Haemorrhage Lung Contusion High Peak Pressure Pressure Control Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Schreiter
    • 1
  • L. Scheibner
    • 1
  • C. Josten
    • 2
  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of TraumatologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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