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Computer Systems in Artificial Ventilations (New Techniques)

  • W. Koller
  • A. Aloy
  • N. Mutz
  • G. Pauser

Abstract

Computer monitoring, surveillance, and therapy of artificially ventilated patients requires a quantity and quality of machine-configuration (e. g., on-line real-time data processing and multidirectional data traffic) which are not available today. Earlier hopes for the machine-controlled respiratory-controlled respiratory-therapeutic loop — although software, hardware and peripheral monitoring devices are developing rapidly — must remain a dream. In 1975, Baum et al. presented a concept that also could not be realized. One of the unfulfilled needs for this concept was exact on-line monitoring of arterial oxygenation and CO2 elimination. Furthermore, end-expiratory CO2 levels are not applicable as primary parameters for respirator settings because of secondary influences from pulmonary perfusion and metabolic state. A computer that initiated the respiratory regimen on the respirator would therefore lack basic data and would remain widely disorientated (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Artificial Ventilation Control Mechanical Ventilation Pulmonary Perfusion Computer Monitoring Bedside Monitoring 
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References

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heridelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Koller
  • A. Aloy
  • N. Mutz
  • G. Pauser

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