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Author's Response to Trendelenburg Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Should We Do More than Proning?

Saiteja Kodamanchili

Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Coronavirus disease-2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome, Pressure support

Citation Information : Kodamanchili S. Author's Response to Trendelenburg Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Should We Do More than Proning?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (8):978-979.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24294

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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