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Mechanical Ventilation 101

  • Paul Ellis Marik
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Abstract

Ventilators have traditionally been classified according to the cycling method (cycling from inhalation to exhalation). However, modern ventilators have microprocessors, which allow them to function in many different modes with enormous versatility.

Keywords

Right Ventricular Control Mechanical Ventilation Inspiratory Time Tension Pneumothorax Synchronize Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Ellis Marik
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  1. 1.Critical Care MedicineMercy Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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