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Assessment of Respiratory Mechanics during Mechanical Ventilation

  • J. Milic-Emili
  • N. T. Eissa
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 25)

Abstract

There have been relatively few systematic measurements of respiratory meehanics in mechanically ventilated humans, probably reflecting the notion that under these conditions respiratory mechanics data are diffieult to obtain. In reality, during mechanical ventilation a detailed analysis of respiratory mechanics can be readily performed. In this article, we will focus on the technique of rapid airway occlusion during constant-flow inflation because it can be used with commercial ventilators (e.g., Siemens Servo 900e). Such ventilators are versatile and have built-in devices for measuring flow and pressure.

Keywords

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Respiratory Mechanic Alveolar Pressure Airway Occlusion Increase Lung Volume 
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  • N. T. Eissa

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