, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 399-405

Unfavorable mechanical effects of heat and moisture exchangers in ventilated patients

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the mechanical effects of artificial noses. Setting: A general intensive care unit of a university hospital. Patients: 10 patients in pressure support ventilation for acute respir

Received: 14 June 1996 Accepted: 6 December 1996