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Alveolar recruitment maneuvers in ventilated children: Caution required

Citation Information : Alveolar recruitment maneuvers in ventilated children: Caution required. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (2):141-141.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.83005

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


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