Recent Innovations in Mechanical Ventilatory Support

  • N. MacIntyre

Abstract

Mechanical ventilation has been used successfully for decades to support gas exchange in patients with respiratory failure. The technology, however, is not without risks and innovations in our use of mechanical ventilation are needed. Among the most serious problems is the risk of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) from both mechanical processes and oxygen toxicity [1]. Other significant problems associated with mechanical ventilatory support are ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAP), patient-ventilator synchrony, iatrogenic weaning delays, and costs [2].

Keywords

Airway Pressure Pressure Support Inspiratory Pressure High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Mechanical Ventilatory Support 
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