Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 29th, 2009
While mechanical ventilation clearly saves the lives of many people felled by serious illness, in some cases, this supportive measure has been known to damage the lungs, says Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, a scientist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
"In clinicians' previous zeal to maintain relatively normal blood gas values, they have ventilated patients using relatively large tidal...
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