Chest 2017 Oct 14. Epub 2017 Oct 14.
Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada.
: Driving pressure (ΔP) is associated with mortality in patients with ARDS and with pulmonary complications in patients undergoing general anesthesia. Whether ΔP is associated with outcomes of patients without ARDS who undergo ventilation in the ICU is unknown. Our objective was to determine the independent association between ΔP and outcomes in mechanically ventilated patients without ARDS on day 1 of mechanical ventilation. Read More