Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 399–405 | Cite as

Unfavorable mechanical effects of heat and moisture exchangers in ventilated patients

  • G. A. Iotti
  • M. C. Olivei
  • A. Palo
  • C. Galbusera
  • R. Veronesi
  • A. Comelli
  • J. X. Brunner
  • A. Braschi
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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

Key words Respiration artificial instrumentation Heat and moisture exchanger Respiratory mechanics Pressure support ventilation P0.1 Feedback control 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Iotti
    • 1
  • M. C. Olivei
    • 2
  • A. Palo
    • 1
  • C. Galbusera
    • 1
  • R. Veronesi
    • 1
  • A. Comelli
    • 1
  • J. X. Brunner
    • 3
  • A. Braschi
    • 1
  1. 1.Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione 1, I. R. C. C. S. Policlinico S. Matteo, I-27100 Pavia, Italy, FAX: + 39 (3 82) 50 30 08IT
  2. 2.Laboratorio di Biotecnologie e Tecnologie Biomediche, I. R. C. C. S. Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, ItalyIT
  3. 3.Hamilton Bonaduz AG, Bonaduz, SwitzerlandCH

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