Recently, I wrote an article for the Annals of Emerg Med on initial mechanical ventilation settings in the ED. Two letters to the editor were sent regarding the article. As usual, the number of words I was given to respond to these letters was grossly inadequate. So the replies the letters deserve are posted in this wee.
The Original Annals Article
The Letters to the Editor
Some Articles of Interest
- Breath Stacking Dysynchrony (Beitler, J.R., Sands, S.A., Loring, S.H. et al. Intensive Care Med (2016) 42: 1427. doi:10.1007/s00134-016-4423-3)
- Lung-Protective Ventilation With Low Tidal Volumes and the Occurrence of Pulmonary Complications in Patients Without Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Individual Patient Data Analysis. (Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):2155-63. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001189.)
- Chatburn – A taxonomy for mechanical ventilation