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The Physiology of Mechanical Ventilation

  • Stefano Nava
  • Francesco Fanfulla
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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to try to describe, briefly and simply, the basics of how a ventilator works and provide some notions on the interaction between the ventilator and the patient.

Keywords

Mechanical Ventilation Positive Pressure Ventilation Elastic Recoil Transpulmonary Pressure Pleural Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Respiratory and Critical Care UnitAO Sant’ Orsola Malpighi HospitalBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Sleep Medicine UnitFondazione Salvatore Maugeri Division PneumologicaPaviaItaly

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