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Basic invasive mechanical ventilation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20016432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Invasive mechanical ventilation is a lifesaving intervention for patients with respiratory failure. The most commonly used modes of mechanical ventilation are assist-control, synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation, and pressure support ventilation. When employed as a diagnostic tool, the ventilator provides data on the static compliance of the respiratory system and airway resistance. The clinical scenario and the data obtained from the ventilator allow the clinician to provide effective and safe invasive mechanical ventilation through manipulation of the ventilator settings. While life-sustaining in many circumstances, mechanical ventilation may also be toxic and should be withdrawn when clinically appropriate.
Benjamin D Singer; Thomas C Corbridge
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-17     Completed Date:  2010-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1238-45     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects*,  methods*
Respiratory Insufficiency / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Respiratory Mechanics
Ventilators, Mechanical / adverse effects
Withholding Treatment
Comment In:
South Med J. 2009 Dec;102(12):1196-7   [PMID:  20016420 ]

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