Prone positioning in hypoxemic respiratory failure: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Critical Care
  • Hypoxia
  • Prone Position
  • Respiratory Insufficiency

abstract

  • Despite the inherent limitations of the meta-analytic approach, it seems that prone positioning has no discernible effect on mortality in patients with HRF. It may decrease the incidence of VAP at the expense of more pressure sores and complications related to the endotracheal tube. However, a subgroup of the most severely ill patients may benefit most from this intervention.

publication date

  • March 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcrc.2007.12.014

PubMed ID

  • 19272544

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 89

end page

  • 100

volume

  • 24

number

  • 1