Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 64–79

Consensus Conference on Mechanical Ventilation —January 28–30, 1993 at Northbrook, Illinois, USA

Part I
  • A. S. Slutsky
Consensus Conference

DOI: 10.1007/BF02425061

Cite this article as:
Slutsky, A.S. Intensive Care Med (1994) 20: 64. doi:10.1007/BF02425061

Abbreviations and definitions

A/C

Assist control ventilation

APRV

Airway pressure release ventilation

ARDS

Acute (adult) respiratory distress syndrome

Auto-PEEP

Increase (above set PEEP level) in end-exhalation alveolar pressure (also temed dynamic hyperinflation, intrinsic PEEP, also quantified as VEE)

CaO2

Content of oxygen in arterial blood

CMV

Conventional mechanical ventilation

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPAP

Continuous positive airway pressure

DH

Dynamic hyperinflation (see auto-PEEP)

DO2

Oxygen delivery

ECMO

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

ECCO2R

Extracorporeal CO2 removal

f

Respiratory frequency

FIO2

Fractional concentration of inspired oxygen

FRC

Functional residual capacity

HFJV

High frequency jet ventilation

ICP

Intracranial pressure

I:E

Inspiratory/expiratory ratio; Intrinsic PEEP: see auto-PEEP

IRV

Inverse ratio ventilation

IVOX

Intravascular blood gas exchanger

MalvP

Mean alveolar pressure

MAP

Mean airway pressure

MMV

Mandatory minute ventilation

MVV

Maximum voluntary ventilation

OAD

Obstructive airways disease

P0,1

Pressure measured 0.1 s after occlusion of the airway

PaCO2

Partial pressure of CO2 in arterial blood

PaO2

Partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood

PAP

Peak airway pressure

PCIRV

Pressure controlled inverse ratio ventilation

PCO2

Partial pressure of carbon dioxide

PEEP

Positive end-expiratory pressure

P1max

Maximum inspiratory pressure

Pmus

Pressure generated by muscle contraction

PPV

Positive pressure ventilation

PS

Pressure support

PSV

Pressure support ventilation

SaO2

Oxygen percent saturation (arterial)

(S) IMV

(Synchronized) intermittent mandatory ventilation

TLC

Total lung capacity

VC

Vital capacity

VCO2

CO2 production (elimination)

VD

Dead space

VE

Minute ventilation

VEE

End-expiratory lung volume

VEI

End-inspiratory lung volume

V/Q

Ventilation/perfusion ratio

VT

Tidal volume

VO2

Oxygen consumption (uptake)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Slutsky
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  1. 1.Mount Sinai Hospital, # 656TorontoCanada