APRV for ARDS – What’s the Evidence?
Evidence does not yet support airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) as an alternative to conventional lung-protective ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, this approach is plausible and warrants continued investigation.
Caution-Do Not Attempt This at Home. Airway Pressure Release Ventilation Should Not Routinely Be Used in Patients With or at Risk of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Outside of a Clinical Trial. Crit Care Med. 2023 Jan 20. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005776. Epub ahead of print.