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?
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?