Prone Positioning for ARDS: still misunderstood and misused

Francesco Pugliese, Cristina Babetto, Francesco Alessandri, Vito Marco Ranieri


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by a non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema with bilateral chest X-ray opacities and hypoxemia refractory to oxygen therapy and low level of positive end-expiratory pressure (1).