Patient-Ventilator Interaction

  • V. M. Ranieri
  • F. Puntillo
  • F. Bruno
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During mechanical ventilation, the patient-ventilator interface can be described by using the equation of motion [1]. At any instant during the breath, the total pressure applied to the patient’s respiratory system (Pao) includes the pressure generated by the respiratory muscles (Pmus) and the pressure applied by the ventilator (Pappl). This pressure is dissipated against: a) intrinsic positive endexpiratory pressure (PEEPi), b) the patient’s resistance (Rtot), and c) the patient’s elastance (Est).


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Respir Crit Pressure Support Ventilation Inspiratory Flow Inspiratory Muscle 
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  • V. M. Ranieri
  • F. Puntillo
  • F. Bruno

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