Evaluation of the inspiratory muscle mechanical activity during Pressure Support Ventilation

  • M. C. Olivei
  • C. Galbusera
  • M. Zanierato
  • G. Iotti
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV) is a ventilatory mode designed to unload the respiratory muscles, while preserving the spontaneous respiratory activity of the patient [1]. FSV has been used both as a weaning technique and as a stand-alone ventilatory support mode in patients with acute respiratory failure [2,3].


Acute Respiratory Failure Respiratory Muscle Pressure Support Pressure Support Ventilation Inspiratory Muscle 
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  • M. C. Olivei
  • C. Galbusera
  • M. Zanierato
  • G. Iotti

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