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Strategies for ventilation in acute, severe lung injury after combat trauma
  1. Thomas G Brogden1,
  2. J Bunin2,
  3. H Kwon2,
  4. J Lundy2,
  5. A McD Johnston1 and
  6. DM Bowley1,2
  1. 1Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Role 3 Hospital, Camp Bastion, Joint Medical Group, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
  1. Correspondence to Lt Col D M Bowley, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, B15 2WB, UK; doug.bowley{at}


Post-traumatic Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) continues to be a major critical care challenge with a high associated mortality and extensive morbidity for those who survive. This paper explores the evolution in recognition and management of this condition and makes some recommendations for treatment of post-combat ARDS for military practitioners. It is aimed at the generalist in disciplines other than critical care, but will also be of interest to intensivists.

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