Mechanical Ventilation

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ISBN: 978-3-540-20267-7 (Print) 978-3-540-26791-1 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV

  2. Epidemiology

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      The Importance of Acute Respiratory Failure in the ICU

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      Pages 11-28

      The Epidemiology of Mechanical Ventilation

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      Pages 29-45

      Long-term Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation

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      Pages 47-59

      Understanding and Changing the Practice of Mechanical Ventilation in the Community

  3. Patient-ventilator Interactions, Weaning, and Monitoring

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      Pages 63-82

      Control of Breathing During Mechanical Ventilation

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      Pages 83-95

      Patient-ventilator Interactions

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      Pages 97-112

      Physiological Rationale for Ventilation of Patients with Obstructive Diseases

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      Pages 113-123

      Role of the Clinician in Adjusting Ventilator Parameters During Assisted Ventilation

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      Pages 125-134

      Neurally-adjusted Ventilatory Assist

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      Pages 135-151

      Liberating Patients from Mechanical Ventilation: What Have We Learned About Protocolizing Care?

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      Pages 153-168

      Novel Approaches to Monitoring Mechanical Ventilatory Support

  4. Non-invasive Ventilation

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      Pages 171-188

      Indications for Non-invasive Ventilation

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      Pages 189-200

      Non-invasive Ventilation: Causes of Success or Failure

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      Pages 201-209

      Non-invasive Ventilation in Immunocompromised Patients

  5. ARDS/VILI: Mechanisms

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      Pages 213-226

      Biophysical Factors Leading to VILI

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      Pages 227-242

      Vascular Contribution to VILI

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      Pages 243-258

      VILI: Physiological Evidence

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      Pages 259-271

      Systemic Effects of Mechanical Ventilation

  6. ARDS/VILI: Assessment

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      Pages 275-286

      Chest Wall Mechanics in ARDS

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      Pages 287-300

      Targets in Mechanical Ventilation for ARDS

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