Mechanical Ventilation

  • Arthur S. Slutsky
  • Laurent Brochard

Part of the Update in Intensive Care Medicine book series (UICMSOFT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Epidemiology

    1. F. Frutos-Vivar, N. D. Ferguson, A. Esteban
      Pages 11-28
    2. L. D. Hudson, C. M. Lee, J. R. Curtis
      Pages 29-45
  3. Patient-ventilator Interactions, Weaning, and Monitoring

  4. Non-invasive Ventilation

    1. N. S. Hill, T. Liesching, H. Kwok
      Pages 171-188
    2. S. Nava, P. Ceriana
      Pages 189-200
    3. M. Antonelli, M. A. Pennisi, G. Conti
      Pages 201-209
  5. ARDS/VILI: Mechanisms

    1. N. Vlahakis, J. C. Berrios, R. D. Hubmayr
      Pages 213-226
    2. J. J. Marini, J. R. Hotchkiss, A. F. Broccard
      Pages 227-242
    3. J. D. Ricard, D. Dreyfuss, G. Saumon
      Pages 243-258
    4. Y. Imai, A. S. Slutsky
      Pages 259-271
  6. ARDS/VILI: Assessment

    1. L. Gattinoni, D. Chiumello, P. Pelosi
      Pages 275-286

About these proceedings


Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving procedure that has been used for decades to treat patients with respiratory failure. In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of how to ventilate patients, when to initiate and discontinue ventilation, and importantly, the side effects of mechanical ventilation. This book represents a state-of-the-art review by the leading experts in this field and covers a number of important topics including epidemiology, underlying physiological concepts, and approaches to monitoring. The pros and cons of various modes of ventilation are reviewed, as are novel forms of ventilation that may play a role in the future management of patients with respiratory failure. The importance of patient-ventilator synchrony and ventilator-induced lung injury are reviewed, with a focus on recent clinical trials and the challenges of implementing the results into clinical practice.


artificial respiration care critical care critical care medicine epidemiology intensive care intensive care medicine life support mechanical ventilation respiratory failure

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur S. Slutsky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Laurent Brochard
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.St. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Intensive Care, Hospital Henri MondorUniversity Paris XIICréteilFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20267-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26791-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-4056
  • About this book