Q; What level of extrinsic PEEP should be applied to counter act (intrinsic) auto-PEEP?
A; 75 - 85% of auto-PEEP.
Auto-positive end-expiratory pressure: Mechanisms and treatment
Keeping extrinsic PEEP lower than auto-PEEP not only effectively counter acts auto-PEEP but also any ciruclatory depression or lung hyperinflation is unlikely to occur at extrinsic PEEP slightly lower than intrinsic PEEP value.
Read precise review on auto-peep:
M.M. MUGHAL, D.A. CULVER, O.A. MINAI, and A.C. ARROLIGA - CLEVELAND CLINIC JOURNAL OF MEDICINE VOLUME 72 • NUMBER 9 SEPTEMBER 2005