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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

  Focal vs. nonfocal
  Early vs. Late
  Severe vs. moderate
  Lung recruitability
  Associated vasoactive drugs
  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.