lung-protective strategy

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lung-protective strategy

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In patients treated with mechanical ventilation, the use of tidal volumes of 6 mL/kg of predicted body weight or less for each machine-generated breath. Higher tidal volumes have been consistently associated with increased mortality in patients with acute lung injuries and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
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The multidisciplinary panel, convened to develop recommendations for treatment and study of respiratory failure associated with SARS, addressed topics such as the lack of proven value and need for study of antivirals, the importance of antibiotics in people with suspected SARS, the need for a lung-protective ventilatory strategy in patients with SARS that progresses to acute respiratory distress syndrome, and the need for a placebo-controlled trial of corticosteroids for SARS.