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Chronic Mechanical Ventilation: Is There a Rationale?

  • Stefano Nava
  • Francesco Fanfulla
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Abstract

Chronic mechanical ventilation developed at the same time as modern acute mechanical ventilation. Already during the epidemic of poliomyelitis in the 1950s, it was clear that some patients would need chronic ventilatory support, whether partial or complete. At first, the only method of ventilation available for chronic use was intermittent negative pressure ventilation (NPV) via an iron lung

Keywords

Mechanical Ventilation Respiratory Muscle Inspiratory Muscle Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation 
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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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