Example sentences for: peep

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  • The results of the present study indicate that incremental increases in PEEP do not impact on splanchnic perfusion, as assessed by gastric tonometry, when cardiac output (and consequently DO 2 ) are maintained.

  • Rather, DO 2 in these patients also decreased (although this was not statistically significant) at PEEP opt and PEEP max , to a degree similar to that in patients who exhibited a drop in pH i .

  • Perhaps more important, these observations were valid for a wide range of PEEP levels, from 5 cmH 2 O to as high as 17 cmH 2 O. We ascribed the lack of significant changes in cardiac output and DO 2 in the patients to adequate volume status and preload.

  • Maintenance of splanchnic blood flow is important because splanchnic hypoperfusion may play a critical role in the pathogenesis of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome [ 2 3 ] . Mechanical ventilation has been suggested to potentiate the adverse effects of underlying critical illness on splanchnic vasculature and contribute to the development of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome, particularly when 'injurious' ventilatory strategies that produce high end-inspiratory lung volumes are employed [ 3 ] . Experimental studies suggested that mechanical ventilation with considerably high levels of PEEP can lead to splanchnic hypoperfusion and marked reduction in hepatic blood flow [ 4 5 6 ] . Furthermore, PEEP may decrease splanchnic blood flow in patients with no underlying lung disease [ 7 8 ] . Most available evidence regarding the effects of PEEP from animal studies has been extrapolated to humans based on the assumption that the effects of mechanical ventilation on humans and animals are similar.

  • max ) was the greatest level of PEEP achieved during titration in each patient.


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