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Optimal Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Fails to Preserve Nonrespiratory Lung Function in Acute Lung Injury*

K. Creamer, MD; L. McCloud; L. Fisher, MD; I. Ehrhart
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*From the Medical College of Georgia, Vascular Biology Center, and Pediatric Critical Care, Augusta, GA.

Correspondence to: Kevin Creamer, MD, Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Medical Center, 1446 Harper St, Augusta, GA 30912



Chest. 1999;116(suppl_1):16S-17S. doi:10.1378/chest.116.suppl_1.16S
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Our objective was to test the hypothesis that optimal positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) would diminish the manifestations of lung injury.


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