A new approach to the prevention and the treatment of acute respiratory failure in the adult and the neonate

  • Theodor Kolobow
  • Luciano Gattinoni
  • Maurizio Solca
  • Antonio Pesenti
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 1)


Present knowledge in assisted ventilation represents a significant improvement over the clinical practice of some 20 years ago. The emergence of such modalities as positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) [1], super-PEEP [25], continuous positive pressure ventilation (CPPV) [2], continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) [21], intermittent mandatory ventilation (IMV) [9], change in inspiratory—expiratory time ratio (I/E) [5], and variants of high-frequency ventilation—oscillation [32] are but some examples of useful additions to intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV).


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  • Theodor Kolobow
  • Luciano Gattinoni
  • Maurizio Solca
  • Antonio Pesenti

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