Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 49–56

Closed loop mechanical ventilation

Original Research

DOI: 10.1007/s10877-013-9465-2

Cite this article as:
Wysocki, M., Jouvet, P. & Jaber, S. J Clin Monit Comput (2014) 28: 49. doi:10.1007/s10877-013-9465-2


Mechanical ventilation is a sophisticated technique with very narrow therapeutic ranges i.e. highly efficient and able to keep alive the most severe patients, but with considerable side effects and unwanted complications if not properly and timely used. Computerized protocols, closed loop systems, decision support, all terms which need to be defined, may help making mechanical ventilation safer and more efficient. The present paper will provide a short overview on technical and engineering considerations regarding closed loop controlled ventilation as well as tangible clinical evidences supporting the previous statement.


Mechanical ventilation Closed loop mechanical ventilation Critical care medicine Clinical trials Graphic user interface 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research CenterCHU Sainte-Justine HospitalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Pediatric ICU and Research CenterCHU Sainte-Justine HospitalMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Clinical Physiology Center, Arnaud de Villeneuve Teaching Hospital, INSERM U1046Centre Hospitalier Universitaire MontpellierMontpellierFrance

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