Recruitment maneuver: Does it promote bacterial translocation?

Cakar N., Akinci O., Tugrul S., Ozcan P., Esen F., Eraksoy H., ...More

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.30, no.9, pp.2103-2106, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003246-200209000-00025
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2103-2106
  • Keywords: recruitment maneuver, bacterial translocation, mechanical ventilation, sustained inflation, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, oxygenation, pneumonia, ventilation-associated lung injury, MECHANICAL VENTILATION, LUNG INJURY, PRESSURE, INFLATION, STRATEGY, VOLUME
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: High peak airway opening pressures (Pao) are used routinely during recruitment maneuvers to open collapsed lung units. High peak Pao, however, can cause lung injury as evidenced by translocation of intratracheally inoculated bacteria. In this study we explored whether recruitment maneuvers that used high Pao could cause translocation of the intratracheally inoculated Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the alveoli into the systemic circulation.