Control of Ventilation and Oxygenation in Acute Pulmonary Insufficiency

  • P. Safar
  • A. Grenvik
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Part of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation / Anaesthesiologie und Wiederbelebung / Anesthésiologie et Réanimatión book series (A+I, volume 80)


Our views are based in part on our groups experiences which include participation in the care of about 2000 intensive care unit (ICU) patients per year in 3 multidisciplinary general ICUs plus the administration of 45 000 anesthesias per year. In the adult ICU of Presbyterian-University Hospital the proportion of patients requiring prolonged artificial ventilation has increased from about 20% 3 years ago to about 70% in 1971. The techniques we are using are demonstrated in films.


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