1. A 40-year-old trauma patient with ARDS cannot be ventilated because of a large (16 L/min) BPF…

1. A 40-year-old trauma patient with ARDS cannot be
ventilated because of a large (16 L/min) BPF located entirely in the left lung.
If surgery is not possible, what ventilatory options would be appropriate?

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2. How can VILI be minimized in patients with ARDS through
adjustments of PEEP and VT?

3. A 65-year-old man who has smoked two packs of cigarettes
per day for the past 40 years has had drooping of the left eyelid for the past
3 weeks. A chest radiograph reveals a mass in the apex of the left lung. Is there
a link between the drooping of the eyelid and the lung mass?

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