Partitioning the work-sparing effects of partial ventilatory support in airflow obstruction.

Critical Care (London, England)

PubMedID: 15025768

Marini JJ. Partitioning the work-sparing effects of partial ventilatory support in airflow obstruction. Crit Care. 2004;8(2):101-2.
Sweeping conclusions regarding the utility or nonutility of elevating expiratory pressure are not warranted. The effects of manipulating airway pressure in the setting of airflow obstruction depend heavily on the nature and severity of disease, as well as on the presence of airflow limitation during tidal breathing.