Peak Inspiratory Pressure Thresholds Complications
20 cmH2o Lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opening pressure. 1,2
Gastric insufflation occurs. 3
30 cmH2o Onset of lung injury 4,5
40 cmH20 Barotrauma, interstitial edema, and inflammation 6
57-62 cmH20 Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax 7
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