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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 9, No. 4, 2005, pp. 235-243
Bioline Code: cm05036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2005, pp. 235-243

 en Mechanical ventilation: changing concepts
Rodriguez Pablo, Dojat Michel, Brochard Laurent

Abstract

Mechanical ventilation is routinely delivered to patients admitted in intensive care units to reduce work of breathing, improve oxygenation, or correct respiratory acidosis. Although traditional modes of mechanical ventilation achieve many of these goals, they have important limitations. Alternative modes are supposed to handle some of these limitations and are now available on modern ventilators. This article reviews general aspects of functioning and limitations of traditional modes of mechanical ventilation, and the potential interest of some new promising modes.

Keywords
Acute respiratory failure, Mechanical ventilation, Ventilator modes

 
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