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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Effect of mechanical ventilation in the prone posi...[CMAJ. 2008] - PubMed Result

Effect of mechanical ventilation in the prone posi...[CMAJ. 2008] - PubMed Result: "INTERPRETATION: Mechanical ventilation in the prone position does not reduce mortality or duration of ventilation despite improved oxygenation and a decreased risk of pneumonia. Therefore, it should not be used routinely for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. However, a sustained improvement in oxygenation may support the use of prone positioning in patients with very severe hypoxemia, who have not been well-studied to date."