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Critical Care Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 597932, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/597932
Review Article

Goal-Directed Mechanical Ventilation: Are We Aiming at the Right Goals? A Proposal for an Alternative Approach Aiming at Optimal Lung Compliance, Guided by Esophageal Pressure in Acute Respiratory Failure

1Intensive Care Unit, E. Wolfson Medical Center, Halohamim st 62, 58100 Holon, Israel
2Sackler Faculty of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel
3Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Avenida Marqués de Los Velez s/n, 30500 Murcia, Spain

Received 30 June 2012; Revised 12 August 2012; Accepted 13 August 2012

Academic Editor: Mikhail Y. Kirov

Copyright © 2012 Arie Soroksky and Antonio Esquinas. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Arie Soroksky and Antonio Esquinas, “Goal-Directed Mechanical Ventilation: Are We Aiming at the Right Goals? A Proposal for an Alternative Approach Aiming at Optimal Lung Compliance, Guided by Esophageal Pressure in Acute Respiratory Failure,” Critical Care Research and Practice, vol. 2012, Article ID 597932, 9 pages, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/597932.