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Asynchronous independent lung ventilation (AILV).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6996913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new technique is described for selective lung ventilation of patients with predominantly unilateral pulmonary pathology. Separate ventilators were used to inflate each lung via a double lumen endobronchial tube and no attempt was made to synchronize them. In three of the four cases, there was considerable improvement in respiratory function and radiographic appearance. In no case was there any cardiovascular depression. The use of a new endobronchial tube, the "broncho-cath", suitable for this technique is also described.
K M Hillman; J D Barber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-11-20     Completed Date:  1980-11-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  390-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Functional Laterality*
Lung Diseases / therapy
Middle Aged
Positive-Pressure Respiration / methods
Respiration, Artificial / methods*

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