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Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: When Should We Turn Up the Pressure?*

Goligher, Ewan C. MD; Villar, Jesús MD, PhD; Slutsky, Arthur S. MD

doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000435685.00716.48
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Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto; and, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada

Keenan Research Center, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada, CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; and Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; and, Keenan Research Center, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

* See also p. 252.

Dr. Goligher received grant support from Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship. His institution received grant support from PSI Foundation (grant supporting research on VIDD). Dr. Slutsky has a grant from Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to study Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury; consults for Maquet Medical which markets ventilators; served as an author on references (4, 5, 12) and could be viewed as having an academic conflict of interest in relation to PEEP; and received support for article research from CIHR. His institution received grant support from the CIHR. Dr. Villar has disclosed that he does not have any potential conflicts of interest.

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