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lung-protective strategy

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In patients treated with mechanical ventilation, the use of tidal volumes of 6 mL/kg of predicted body weight or less for each machine-generated breath. Higher tidal volumes have been consistently associated with increased mortality in patients with acute lung injuries and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
SYN: SEE: lung-protective ventilatory mechanical ventilation

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