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Comparisons of different mean airway pressure settings during high-frequency oscillation in inflammatory response to oleic acid-induced lung injury in rabbits

Authors Ono K, Koizumi T, Nakagawa R, Yoshikawa S, Otagiri T

Published 16 March 2009 Volume 2009:2 Pages 21—28

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JIR.S4491

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Koichi Ono1, Tomonobu Koizumi2, Rikimaru Nakagawa1, Sumiko Yoshikawa2, Tetsutarou Otagiri1

1Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation; 2First Department of Internal Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan

Purpose: The present study was designed to examine effects of different mean airway pressure (MAP) settings during high-frequency oscillation (HFO) on oxygenation and inflammatory responses to acute lung injury (ALI) in rabbits.

Methods: Anesthetized rabbits were mechanically ventilated with a conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) mode (tidal volume 6 ml/kg, inspired oxygen fraction [FIo2] of 1.0, respiratory rate [RR] of 30/min, positive end-expiratory pressure [PEEP] of 5 cmH2O). ALI was induced by intravenous administration of oleic acid (0.08 ml/kg) and the animals were randomly allocated to the following three experimental groups; animals (n = 6) ventilated using the same mode of CMV, or animals ventilated with standard MAP (MAP 10 cmH2O, n = 7), and high MAP (15 cmH2O, n = 6) settings of HFO (Hz 15). The MAP settings were calculated by the inflation limb of the pressure-volume curve during CMV.

Results: HFO with a high MAP setting significantly improved the deteriorated oxygenation during oleic acid-induced ALI and reduced wet/dry ratios, neutrophil counts and interleukin-8 concentration in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, compared to those parameters in CMV and standard MAP-HFO.

Conclusions: These findings suggest that only high MAP setting during HFO could contribute to decreased lung inflammation as well as improved oxygenation during the development of ALI.

Keywords: lung protective ventilation, open lung ventilation, IL-8, neutrophil

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