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Table 1 Factors potentially involved in the variability of the response to recruitment maneuvers in ARDS

From: Efficacy and safety of recruitment maneuvers in acute respiratory distress syndrome

ARDS-related  
  Focal vs. nonfocal
  Early vs. Late
  Severe vs. moderate
  Lung recruitability
  Associated vasoactive drugs
RM-related  
  Type of recruitment maneuvers
  Distribution of lung perfusion
  Transpulmonary pressure
  Timing of application
  Patient positioning
Post-RM strategy  
  Post-RM PEEP
  1. ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; RM, recruitment maneuvers; PEEP, positive ned-expiratory pressure.