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Calculation of mean airway pressure during mechanical ventilation in neonates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6378525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mean airway pressure (Paw) calculated by 4 methods was compared with measured Paw, using 833 observations on 16 infants requiring constant-flow, pressure-limited mechanical ventilation. Measured Paw was most accurately predicted by determining a waveform constant for each infant every 12 h, and then using the waveform constant in a general Paw equation for the ensuing 12 h. However, this method is impractical for clinical use. A square-waveform equation more accurately predicted Paw than did triangular or sine-like waveform equations. Because there was considerable interindividual variation in the accuracy of all methods, due to different individual respiratory waveforms and waveform constants, Paw should be measured and not calculated.
J A Glenski; H M Marsh; R T Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-04     Completed Date:  1984-09-04     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:  642-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy*
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation*
Positive-Pressure Respiration*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / therapy

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