The calculation of mechanical power is not suitable for intra-patient monitoring under pressure-controlled ventilation
Original correspondence from Dr. Zhao et al.
We read with interest the paper by Serpa Neto et al. showing that mechanical power (MP) of ventilation is independently associated with in-hospital mortality and other outcomes in critically ill invasively ventilated patients . Although MP might become a practical clinical outcome predictor, we would like to point out that MP calculation may not be suitable for intra-individual monitoring of ventilator-related causes of lung injury under pressure-controlled ventilation.
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