A randomised controlled trial of an open lung strategy with staircase recruitment, titrated PEEP and targeted low airway pressures in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Carol L Hodgson, David V Tuxen, Andrew R Davies, Michael J Bailey, Alisa M Higgins, Anne E Holland, Jenny L Keating, David V Pilcher, Andrew J Westbrook, David J Cooper, Alistair D Nichol
Critical Care | BMC | Published : 2011
We would like to thank the dedicated medical, nursing and physiotherapy staff in ICU at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, who kindly assisted with this study. We would also like to thank Shirley Vallance, Jasmin Board and Victoria Bennett for their assistance with patient screening and Cristina Morganti-Kossmann and Edwin Yan from the National Trauma Research Institute for their assistance with cytokine analysis. We appreciate the support of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, The Intensive Care Foundation and The Alfred Hospital, Australia.Support for this work was from the Alfred Hospital Research Trust, Intensive Care Foundation, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, National Health and Medical Research Council (Scholarship).