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Management of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a French Bulldog using airway pressure release ventilation
Article first published online: 15 JUL 2013
© Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 2013
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 447–454, July/August 2013
How to Cite
Sabino, C. V., Holowaychuk, M. and Bateman, S. (2013), Management of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a French Bulldog using airway pressure release ventilation. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 23: 447–454. doi: 10.1111/vec.12071
- Issue published online: 5 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 15 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 1 NOV 2011
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To describe the successful clinical management of a dog with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) using airway pressure release ventilation (APRV).
An 18-month-old female French Bulldog was presented for routine ovariohysterectomy and correction of brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome. Following the surgical procedures, the dog developed aspiration pneumonia and ARDS. Her clinical condition failed to improve with conventional pressure-support mechanical ventilation and she was subsequently managed with APRV. She recovered fully and exhibited no clinical or radiographic abnormalities during follow-up examinations.
New or Unique Information Provided
This is the first reported use of APRV to manage refractory hypoxemia associated with ARDS in a dog. This alternative mode of mechanical ventilation can be considered a feasible alternative in canine patients with ARDS.