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Critical Care

, 18:464

First Online: 29 August 2014


In the previous issue of Critical Care, Gu and colleagues reported the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing high-frequency oscillatory ventilation HFOV with conventional ventilation in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS. In contrast to findings of prior meta-analyses, their main finding was that, despite reducing risks of oxygenation failure, HFOV does not improve survival in adults with ARDS.

AbbreviationsARDSAcute respiratory distress syndrome

HFOVHigh-frequency oscillatory ventilation

OSCAROscillation in acute respiratory distress syndrome

OSCILLATEOscillation for acute respiratory distress syndrome treated early

PEEPPositive end-expiratory pressure

RRRelative risk

VILIVentilator-induced lung injury

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Author: Niall D Ferguson

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