Prone Prune.

For those of you lucky enough to come along to any of the oxygen talks I’ve done recently, will have heard be tell you that increasing oxygenation beyond SaO2 of 90% doesn’t seem to improve survival in ICU patients.  One of the big topics in ARDS management has been proning of patients to improve V/Q matching, and improve tissue oxygenation etc etc.  Here’s a paper in JAMA this month showing it doesn’t work.  Take with usual pinch of salt, of course.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/302/18/1977

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