Prone positioning of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Jackson N
Record ID 32003000700
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this report was to assess the effectiveness of prone positioning of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Authors' recommendations: - Five studies were retrieved that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria - Generally favorable results for oxygenation were seen for prone positioning compared to supine positioning - Responders to prone positioning are difficult to predict - Less favourable results for survival after prone positioning - There were distinct problems with the methodology of the studies cited in the systematic reviews - Wide variations in the patient populations, care, method and duration of prone positioning - Very small sample sizes which limits generalisation
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Prone Position
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
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