ARDS is a clinical syndrome characterised by severe refractory hypoxaemia associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Low tidal volume ventilation and restricting plateau pressure has got maximum survival benefit. Various others measures to tackle refractory hypoxaemia in patients with ARDS have been studied. Prone ventilation is one such rescue therapy which has shown promising results. This article is intended to discuss the benefits of prone ventilation and to clarify some of the common queries one has in practising prone ventilation.
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