No additive effects of inhaled iloprost and prone positioning on pulmonary hypertension and oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome

Şentürk E., Cakar N., Ozcan P. , Basel A., Sengul T., Telci L. , ...Daha Fazla

MINERVA ANESTESIOLOGICA, cilt.78, ss.1005-1012, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 78 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1005-1012


Background. In acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary hypertension is associated with a poor prognosis. Prone position is effective to improve oxygenation whereas inhaled iloprost can treat pulmonary hypertension. However, combination of these interventions has not been examined before. The hypothesis was that this combination had additive effects on oxygenation and pulmonary hemodynamics as compared with each intervention alone.