Peritoneal ventilation: An animal model of extrapulmonary ventilation in experimental adult respiratory distress syndrome

J. Barr, A. Livne, G. Lushkov, I. Vinograd, Y. Efrati, A. Ballin, E. Lahat, G. Eshel

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Abstract

Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a critical medical problem in which severe arterial hypoxemia is often poorly responsive to conventional modes of mechanical ventilation. We studied the efficiency of mechanical ventilation of the peritoneal cavity in rabbits with experimental ARDS caused by lung lavage. The study shows that peritoneal ventilation is significantly effective in oxygenation of hypoxemic animals with ARDS and is also effective for carbon dioxide elimination. Peritoneal ventilation may be considered as an investigational method for extrapulmonary oxygenation in severe intractable hypoxemia caused by ARDS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-684
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Research
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1994

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