Brazilian recommendations of mechanical ventilation 2013. Part 2

Carmen Sílvia Valente Barbas, Alexandre Marini Ísola, Augusto Manoel Carvalho De Farias, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Ana Maria Casati Gama, Antonio Carlos Magalhães Duarte, Arthur Vianna, Ary Serpa Neto, Bruno Arruda De Bravim, Bruno Do Valle Pinheiro, Bruno Franco Mazza, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro De Carvalho, Carlos Toufen, Cid Marcos Nascimento David, Corine Taniguchi, Débora Dutra Da Silveira Mazza, Desanka Dragosavac, Diogo Oliveira Toledo, Eduardo Leite Costa, Eliana Bernadete CaserEliezer Silva, Fabio Ferreira Amorim, Felipe Saddy, Filomena Regina Barbosa Gomes Galas, Gisele Sampaio Silva, Gustavo Faissol Janot De Matos, João Claudio Emmerich, Jorge Luis Dos Santos Valiatti, José Mario Meira Teles, Josué Almeida Victorino, Juliana Carvalho Ferreira, Luciana Passuello Do Vale Prodomo, Ludhmila Abrahão Hajjar, Luiz Claudio Martins, Luis Marcelo Sá Malbouisson, Mara Ambrosina Oliveira De Vargas, Marco Antonio Soares Reis, Marcelo Brito Passos Amato, Marcelo Alcântara Holanda, Marcelo Park, Marcia Jacomelli, Marcos Tavares, Marta Cristina Paulette Damasceno, Murillo Santucci César Assunção, Moyzes Pinto Coelho Duarte Damasceno, Nazah Cherif Mohamed Youssef, Paulo José Zimmermann Teixeira, Pedro Caruso, Péricles Almeida Delfino Duarte, Octavio Messeder, Raquel Caserta Eid, Ricardo Goulart Rodrigues, Rodrigo Francisco De Jesus, Ronaldo Adib Kairalla, Sandra Justino, Sergio Nogueira Nemer, Simone Barbosa Romero, Verônica Moreira Amado, Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira - AMIB (Brazilian Intensive Care Medicine Association), Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisiologia - SBPT (Brazilian Thoracic Society)

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Perspectives on invasive and noninvasive ventilatory support for critically ill patients are evolving, as much evidence indicates that ventilation may have positive effects on patient survival and the quality of the care provided in intensive care units in Brazil. For those reasons, the Brazilian Association of Intensive Care Medicine (Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira - AMIB) and the Brazilian Thoracic Society (Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisiologia - SBPT), represented by the Mechanical Ventilation Committee and the Commission of Intensive Therapy, respectively, decided to review the literature and draft recommendations for mechanical ventilation with the goal of creating a document for bedside guidance as to the best practices on mechanical ventilation available to their members. The document was based on the available evidence regarding 29 subtopics selected as the most relevant for the subject of interest. The project was developed in several stages, during which the selected topics were distributed among experts recommended by both societies with recent publications on the subject of interest and/or significant teaching and research activity in the field of mechanical ventilation in Brazil. The experts were divided into pairs that were charged with performing a thorough review of the international literature on each topic. All the experts met at the Forum on Mechanical Ventilation, which was held at the headquarters of AMIB in São Paulo on August 3 and 4, 2013, to collaboratively draft the final text corresponding to each sub-topic, which was presented to, appraised, discussed and approved in a plenary session that included all 58 participants and aimed to create the final document.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-239
Number of pages25
JournalRevista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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