Ventilatory Support for Pulmonary Failure of the Head Trauma Patient

  • M. Hemmer
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 178)


Respiratory dysfunction following craniocerebral trauma have long been recognized. 60% of spontaneously breathing patients with severe head injury are hypoxic on admission [1]. Severe central nervous system injury induces pulmonary dysfunction of central origin; direct pulmonary injury, shock and polytrauma lead to respiratory dysfunction of peripheral origin.


Mean Arterial Pressure Central Venous Pressure Cerebral Autoregulation Pleural Pressure Respiratory Dysfunction 
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