Article Abstract

Airway pressure release ventilation versus conventional ventilation for the management of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: do we have an answer?

Authors: Krishna Kishore Umapathi, Maroun J. Mhanna


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a significant cause of respiratory failure in children who need to be admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The American-European Consensus Conference (AECC) and the Berlin definitions of ARDS did not address the pediatric specific practices and comorbidities (1,2). Therefore, the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference (PALICC) bridged the gap to define pediatric ARDS (PARDS).