Mechanical Ventilation

  • François Lemaire

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Mechanical Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Trémolières
      Pages 3-18
    3. F. Lemaire, C. Brun-Buisson
      Pages 19-30
    4. D. R. G. Browne, K. J. Falke
      Pages 31-51
    5. A. Braschi, G. Iotti
      Pages 53-70
    6. L. Brochard, G. Iotti
      Pages 71-80
    7. J.-P. Laaban, M. Ben Ayed, M. J. Fevrier
      Pages 81-95
  3. Special Indications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. J. Marty, Y. Nivoche
      Pages 99-109
    3. F. Bonnet, O. Boico, M. Fischler
      Pages 111-117
    4. G. Conti, A. Pilorget, G. Crimi
      Pages 119-128
    5. L. Gattinoni, D. Mascheroni, M. Borelli, E. Basilico, A. Pesenti
      Pages 129-145
    6. J. Räsänen
      Pages 153-158
    7. S. Benito
      Pages 159-169
    8. F. Lemaire, J. L. Meakins
      Pages 171-188
    9. P. Rieuf, P. Tassin
      Pages 189-198
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-199

About this book


Only very few therapeutic modalities are used as extensively as mechanical ventilation in intensive care units, during anaesthesia and in emergency situations. Hence theoretical and practical knowledge in this technique had to be made available to workers in a number of medical specialities. In addition to anaesthetists, who are most familiar with artificial ventilation for historical and practical reasons, surgeons, internists, paediatricians and emergency physicians also need a foundation. Furthermore, the widespread application of this life-supporting method requires that paramedical personnel such as nurses and respiratory therapists be trained to use mechanical ventilation, to understand how it works and to be aware of specific side effects and dangers. This book, edited by Fran~ois Lemaire, is a well-designed present­ ation of a number of the relevant aspects, types and problems of mechanical ventilation which are important for physicians and paramedical personnel who use it. After a description of the technical principles and maintenance of an artificial ventilator, the main part of the book is devoted to the most frequently used types of mechanical respiratory support, with their specific indications, the pathophysiology of their effects on pulmonary gas exchange and the specific choice and regulation ofthe mechanical variables involved. Older and new types of ventilatory support are discussed; there is a good balance of enough specific information for the inexperienced as well as a critical analysis of the indications for more exotic techniques, such as mandatory minute ventilation, independent lung ventilation and airway pressure release.


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) Beatmung Indikation Weaning anesthesia complications guidelines mechanical ventilation monitoring of mechanical ventilation respiration special indications spezielle Indikationen surgery thoracic surgery ventilation

Editors and affiliations

  • François Lemaire
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Réanimation MédicaleHôpital Henri MondorCréteil CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53322-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87448-2
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