Monitoring Interactions Between Spontaneous Respiration and Mechanical Inflations

  • Mark HeulittEmail author
  • Steven M. Donn


Pediatric and neonatal patients breathe spontaneously during mechanical ventilation. This involves the combination of two distinct controllers: the clinician-controlled mechanical pump (the ventilator) and the patient’s own respiratory muscle pump. The interactions between these two controllers can best be described by examining Newton’s equation of motion.
$$ {P}_{\mathrm{T}}={P}_{mus}+{P}_{\mathrm{appl}}=\left(V\times {R}_{rs}\right)+\left(V\times {E}_{rs}\right) $$


Pressure Support Ventilation Inspiratory Flow Inspiratory Time Trigger Delay Ineffective Trigger 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, College of MedicineUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Michigan Health System, F5790 C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalAnn ArborUSA

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