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Intervention Protocol

High versus low positive end-expiratory pressures (PEEP) levels for mechanically ventilated adult patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome

  1. Roberto Santa Cruz1,*,
  2. Juan Ignacio Rojas2,
  3. Rolando Nervi1,
  4. Roberto Heredia1,
  5. Agustín Ciapponi3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group

Published Online: 11 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009098


How to Cite

Santa Cruz R, Rojas JI, Nervi R, Heredia R, Ciapponi A. High versus low positive end-expiratory pressures (PEEP) levels for mechanically ventilated adult patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009098. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009098.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hospital Regional of Rio Gallegos, Department of Intensive Care, Rio Gallegos, Argentina

  2. 2

    Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires, Neurology Department, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  3. 3

    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Argentine Cochrane Centre IECS, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

*Roberto Santa Cruz, Department of Intensive Care, Hospital Regional of Rio Gallegos, Jose Ingenieros 95, Rio Gallegos, 9400, Argentina. resc.hrrg@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 11 MAY 2011

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

We will assess the benefits and harms of high levels of PEEP compared with low levels of PEEP in adults with ALI or ARDS. Furthermore, we will look at various primary and secondary outcomes and conduct subgroup and sensitivity analyses.