Respiratory support in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: An expert opinion

Davide Chiumello, Laurent Brochard, John J. Marini, Arthur S. Slutsky, Jordi Mancebo, V. Marco Ranieri, B. Taylor Thompson, Laurent Papazian, Marcus J. Schultz, Marcelo Amato, Luciano Gattinoni, Alain Mercat, Antonio Pesenti, Daniel Talmor, Jean Louis Vincent

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common condition in intensive care unit patients and remains a major concern, with mortality rates of around 30-45% and considerable long-term morbidity. Respiratory support in these patients must be optimized to ensure adequate gas exchange while minimizing the risks of ventilator-induced lung injury. The aim of this expert opinion document is to review the available clinical evidence related to ventilator support and adjuvant therapies in order to provide evidence-based and experience-based clinical recommendations for the management of patients with ARDS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number240
JournalCritical Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 12 2017


  • Esophageal pressure
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Positive end-expiratory pressure
  • Tidal volume
  • Ventilator support
  • Ventilator-induced lung injury
  • Weaning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)


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