Ventilator induced lung injury
- Ventilator Associated Lung Injury (VALI) - an acute lung injury that is suspected to have developed during mechanical ventilation.
- Ventilator Induced lung Injury (VILI) - if VALI can be proven in the laboratory it is termed [VILI].
- VALI is the appropriate term in most clinical situations because it is virtually impossible to prove causation outside of the research laboratory.
- International consensus conferences in intensive care medicine: Ventilator-associated Lung Injury in ARDS. This official conference report was cosponsored by the American Thoracic Society, The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and The Societé de Réanimation de Langue Française, and was approved by the ATS Board of Directors, July 1999. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999; 160:2118.