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What does VILI stand for?

VILI stands for Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

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While studies are ongoing in Europe, and in Luciano Gattinioni's unit in Italy in particular, to determine whether ECMO would result in an overall reduction in ventilator-induced lung injury with decreased systemic inflammation and improved survival, it is not envisaged that ECMO should be a frequent intervention in South Africa.
Clinical interest in ECCO2R continues to build as intensive care physicians seek new ways to protect their patients from ventilator-induced lung injury and even from being placed on invasive mechanical ventilation altogether," notes Nick Kuhn, ALung's President and Chief Business Officer.
In animal models, ventilator-induced lung injury (2,3) is caused by alveolar overdistention rather than high proximal airway pressure (4)--with pulmonary oedema and lung injury the consequence of 'volutrauma' rather than 'barotrauma' (5).
The first major theme, the thorny problem of simultaneously accomplishing worthwhile clinical goals while avoiding ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), has been a tough nut to crack.