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Prone positioning can save lives

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 22 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3302

Researchers have shown for the first time that prone positioning can be life saving in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In a trial of 466 adults admitted to experienced intensive care units in France and Spain, prone positioning that was started early and used for long periods halved …

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