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Effect of recruitment maneuver on hypoxemia during apnea test: after or before?

Evren Senturk* and Nahit Cakar

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Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Anesthesiology, Capa-Fatih, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

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Critical Care 2012, 16:469  doi:10.1186/cc11873

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Published: 11 December 2012

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We read with interest the article entitled 'Benefit of a single recruitment maneuver after an apnea test for the diagnosis of brain death' by Paries and colleagues [1].