Data show HFOV is not effective for respiratory distress

01/25/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Data from two studies showed ICU patients with moderate to severe respiratory distress did not benefit from high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. The OSCILLATE trial, which was halted early, found HFOV increased in-hospital mortality rates when compared with standard ventilation, researchers reported at the SCCM annual meeting and in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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