Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

Theory, Equipment, and Clinical Applications

  • Antonio Matías Esquinas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Interface Technology in Critical Care Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francis Cordova, Manuel Jimenez
      Pages 3-6
    3. Giacomo Bellani, Stefano Isgrò, Roberto Fumagalli
      Pages 7-12
    4. Alberto Zanella, Alessandro Terrani, Nicolò Patroniti
      Pages 13-18
  3. Ventilatory Modes and Ventilators: Theory, Technology, and Equipment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Enrica Bertella, Michele Vitacca
      Pages 21-26
    3. Frédéric Lofaso, Brigitte Fauroux, Hélène Prigent
      Pages 45-50
    4. Michel Toussaint, Gregory Reychler
      Pages 51-57
    5. David Orlikowski, Hassan Skafi, Djillali Annane
      Pages 59-63
  4. Patient–Ventilator Interactions

  5. Monitoring and Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99

About this book


Noninvasive mechanical ventilation is an effective technique for the management of patients with acute or chronic respiratory failure due to a variety of disorders. This comprehensive and up-to-date book explores all aspects of the subject. The opening sections are devoted to theory and equipment, with detailed attention to the use of full-face masks or helmets, the range of available ventilators, and patient-ventilator interactions. Clinical applications are then considered in depth in a series of chapters that address the use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation in chronic settings and in critical care, both within and outside of intensive care units. Due attention is also paid to weaning from conventional mechanical ventilation, potential complications, intraoperative applications, and staff training. The closing chapters examine uses of noninvasive mechanical ventilation in neonatal and pediatric care. This book, written by internationally recognized experts, will be an invaluable guide for both clinicians and researchers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Matías Esquinas
    • 1
  1. 1.MurciaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11364-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11365-9
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