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Monitoring Respiratory Mechanics

  • Hooman Poor

Abstract

Not only does the ventilator act therapeutically to support ventilation and gas exchange; it can also provide critical information regarding a patient’s respiratory mechanics, which can aid in the diagnosis of the etiology for the patient’s respiratory failure.

Keywords

Elastance Peak airway pressure Plateau pressure Inspiratory pause maneuver 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hooman Poor
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  1. 1.Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory InstituteIcahn School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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