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Use of Non-Partitioned Ventilator Tubing Results in Dead-Space Ventilation Hypercarbia.
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PMID:  21310118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The principal benefits of mechanical ventilation during respiratory failure are improved gas exchange and decreased work of breathing. (1) We present a case of severe postoperative hypercarbia in a patient with severe obstructive pulmonary disease. In spite of maximal ventilation, bronchodilator therapy, sedation and paralysis, the patient continued to demonstrate progressive hypercarbia and respiratory acidosis. Mistaken use of non-partitioned ventilator tubing was the cause and the routine ventilator Short Self Test (SST) recommended by the manufacturer failed to detect the error.
Bassem O Asaad; Mohammad Helwani; David M Wheeler; Michael S O'Connor
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0020-1324     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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