Oscillator more harm than good for ARDS

In this large randomized trial of patients with ARDS, who were randomized to traditional ventilation with low volumes and high PEEP or high frequency oscillator ventilation (HFOV), the trial was stopped early due to higher mortality in the HFOV group. This ventilatory support can not be recommended for patients with ARDS (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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