Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.
Techniques for effecting the transition of the respiratory-failure patient from mechanical ventilation to spontaneous ventilation, while meeting the criteria that tidal volume be above a given threshold (greater than 5 ml/kg), respiratory frequency be below a given count (less than 30 breaths/min), and oxygen partial pressure be above a given threshold (PaO2 greater than 50mm Hg). Weaning studies focus on finding methods to monitor and predict the outcome of mechanical ventilator weaning as well as finding ventilatory support techniques which will facilitate successful weaning. Present methods include intermittent mandatory ventilation, intermittent positive pressure ventilation, and mandatory minute volume ventilation.
Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2).
RESPIRATORY MUSCLE contraction during INHALATION. The work is accomplished in three phases: LUNG COMPLIANCE work, that required to expand the LUNGS against its elastic forces; tissue resistance work, that required to overcome the viscosity of the lung and chest wall structures; and AIRWAY RESISTANCE work, that required to overcome airway resistance during the movement of air into the lungs. Work of breathing does not refer to expiration, which is entirely a passive process caused by elastic recoil of the lung and chest cage. (Guyton, Textbook of Medical Physiology, 8th ed, p406)
A method of mechanical ventilation in which pressure is maintained to increase the volume of gas remaining in the lungs at the end of expiration, thus reducing the shunting of blood through the lungs and improving gas exchange.
The volume of air inspired or expired during each normal, quiet respiratory cycle. Common abbreviations are TV or V with subscript T.
Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The capability of the LUNGS to distend under pressure as measured by pulmonary volume change per unit pressure change. While not a complete description of the pressure-volume properties of the lung, it is nevertheless useful in practice as a measure of the comparative stiffness of the lung. (From Best & Taylor's Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, 12th ed, p562)
Body ventilators that assist ventilation by applying intermittent subatmospheric pressure around the thorax, abdomen, or airway and periodically expand the chest wall and inflate the lungs. They are relatively simple to operate and do not require tracheostomy. These devices include the tank ventilators ("iron lung"), Portalung, Pneumowrap, and chest cuirass ("tortoise shell").
The physical or mechanical action of the LUNGS; DIAPHRAGM; RIBS; and CHEST WALL during respiration. It includes airflow, lung volume, neural and reflex controls, mechanoreceptors, breathing patterns, etc.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
Serious INFLAMMATION of the LUNG in patients who required the use of PULMONARY VENTILATOR. It is usually caused by cross bacterial infections in hospitals (NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS).
Application of positive pressure to the inspiratory phase when the patient has an artificial airway in place and is connected to a ventilator.
A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.
Events that overwhelm the resources of local HOSPITALS and health care providers. They are likely to impose a sustained demand for HEALTH SERVICES rather than the short, intense peak customary with smaller scale disasters.
The hospital unit in which patients with respiratory conditions requiring special attention receive intensive medical care and surveillance.
Respiratory support system used primarily with rates of about 100 to 200/min with volumes of from about one to three times predicted anatomic dead space. Used to treat respiratory failure and maintain ventilation under severe circumstances.
A syndrome characterized by progressive life-threatening RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY in the absence of known LUNG DISEASES, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major TRAUMA.
The total volume of gas inspired or expired per unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute.
The number of times an organism breathes with the lungs (RESPIRATION) per unit time, usually per minute.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.
Physiologically, the opposition to flow of air caused by the forces of friction. As a part of pulmonary function testing, it is the ratio of driving pressure to the rate of air flow.
Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.
That part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT or the air within the respiratory tract that does not exchange OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE with pulmonary capillary blood.
Techniques for administering artificial respiration without the need for INTRATRACHEAL INTUBATION.
A condition of the newborn marked by DYSPNEA with CYANOSIS, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, mostly frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause.
Devices that cover the nose and mouth to maintain aseptic conditions or to administer inhaled anesthetics or other gases. (UMDNS, 1999)
The exchange of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood that occurs across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
Ventilatory support system using frequencies from 60-900 cycles/min or more. Three types of systems have been distinguished on the basis of rates, volumes, and the system used. They are high frequency positive-pressure ventilation (HFPPV); HIGH-FREQUENCY JET VENTILATION; (HFJV); and high-frequency oscillation (HFO).
Surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, or the opening so created.
The visual display of data in a man-machine system. An example is when data is called from the computer and transmitted to a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY or LIQUID CRYSTAL display.
The act of BREATHING in.
Lung damage that is caused by the adverse effects of PULMONARY VENTILATOR usage. The high frequency and tidal volumes produced by a mechanical ventilator can cause alveolar disruption and PULMONARY EDEMA.
The force per unit area that the air exerts on any surface in contact with it. Primarily used for articles pertaining to air pressure within a closed environment.
A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system.
The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.
Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.
A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
HYPOVENTILATION syndrome in very obese persons with excessive ADIPOSE TISSUE around the ABDOMEN and DIAPHRAGM. It is characterized by diminished to absent ventilatory chemoresponsiveness; chronic HYPOXIA; HYPERCAPNIA; POLYCYTHEMIA; and long periods of sleep during day and night (HYPERSOMNOLENCE). It is a condition often related to OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA but can occur separately.
The closeness of a determined value of a physical dimension to the actual value.
Coordination of nursing services by various nursing care personnel under the leadership of a professional nurse. The team may consist of a professional nurse, nurses' aides, and the practical nurse.
Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.
The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.
The maximum volume of air that can be inspired after reaching the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the TIDAL VOLUME and the INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is IC.
The act of BREATHING out.
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
Helium. A noble gas with the atomic symbol He, atomic number 2, and atomic weight 4.003. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is not combustible and does not support combustion. It was first detected in the sun and is now obtained from natural gas. Medically it is used as a diluent for other gases, being especially useful with oxygen in the treatment of certain cases of respiratory obstruction, and as a vehicle for general anesthetics. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Continuous recording of the carbon dioxide content of expired air.
Computer systems utilized as adjuncts in the treatment of disease.
The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.
Complete or severe weakness of the muscles of respiration. This condition may be associated with MOTOR NEURON DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; injury to the PHRENIC NERVE; and other disorders.
Application of positive pressure to the inspiratory phase of spontaneous respiration.
A colorless, odorless gas that can be formed by the body and is necessary for the respiration cycle of plants and animals.
A measure of the amount of WATER VAPOR in the air.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
The evaluation of incidents involving the loss of function of a device. These evaluations are used for a variety of purposes such as to determine the failure rates, the causes of failures, costs of failures, and the reliability and maintainability of devices.
The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
Surgical incision of the trachea.
Devices that cause a liquid or solid to be converted into an aerosol (spray) or a vapor. It is used in drug administration by inhalation, humidification of ambient air, and in certain analytical instruments.
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
Three-dimensional representation to show anatomic structures. Models may be used in place of intact animals or organisms for teaching, practice, and study.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Mechanical ventilation delivered to match the patient's efforts in breathing as detected by the interactive ventilation device.
Injury following pressure changes; includes injury to the eustachian tube, ear drum, lung and stomach.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.
Treatment of food with physical methods such as heat, high pressure, radiation, or electric current to destroy organisms that cause disease or food spoilage.
Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
Inhalation of oxygen aimed at restoring toward normal any pathophysiologic alterations of gas exchange in the cardiopulmonary system, as by the use of a respirator, nasal catheter, tent, chamber, or mask. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Stedman, 25th ed)
A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
These include the muscles of the DIAPHRAGM and the INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES.
Devices that control the supply of electric current for running electrical equipment.
A clinical manifestation of abnormal increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in arterial blood.
Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
A respiratory support system used to remove mucus and clear airway by oscillating pressure on the chest.
A transient absence of spontaneous respiration.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
Damage to any compartment of the lung caused by physical, chemical, or biological agents which characteristically elicit inflammatory reaction. These inflammatory reactions can either be acute and dominated by NEUTROPHILS, or chronic and dominated by LYMPHOCYTES and MACROPHAGES.
A human infant born before 37 weeks of GESTATION.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
Any hindrance to the passage of air into and out of the lungs.
Barriers used to separate and remove PARTICULATE MATTER from air.
Colloids with a gaseous dispersing phase and either liquid (fog) or solid (smoke) dispersed phase; used in fumigation or in inhalation therapy; may contain propellant agents.
The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.
Hospital units providing continuing surveillance and care to acutely ill newborn infants.
Application of a life support system that circulates the blood through an oxygenating system, which may consist of a pump, a membrane oxygenator, and a heat exchanger. Examples of its use are to assist victims of smoke inhalation injury, respiratory failure, and cardiac failure.
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Pulmonary injury following the breathing in of toxic smoke from burning materials such as plastics, synthetics, building materials, etc. This injury is the most frequent cause of death in burn patients.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A respiratory distress syndrome in newborn infants, usually premature infants with insufficient PULMONARY SURFACTANTS. The disease is characterized by the formation of a HYALINE-like membrane lining the terminal respiratory airspaces (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and subsequent collapse of the lung (PULMONARY ATELECTASIS).
Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.
Apparatus for removing exhaled or leaked anesthetic gases or other volatile agents, thus reducing the exposure of operating room personnel to such agents, as well as preventing the buildup of potentially explosive mixtures in operating rooms or laboratories.
A specialty concerned with the study of anesthetics and anesthesia.
Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.
Non-therapeutic positive end-expiratory pressure occurring frequently in patients with severe airway obstruction. It can appear with or without the administration of external positive end-expiratory pressure (POSITIVE-PRESSURE RESPIRATION). It presents an important load on the inspiratory muscles which are operating at a mechanical disadvantage due to hyperinflation. Auto-PEEP may cause profound hypotension that should be treated by intravascular volume expansion, increasing the time for expiration, and/or changing from assist mode to intermittent mandatory ventilation mode. (From Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p1127)
Supplying a building or house, their rooms and corridors, with fresh air. The controlling of the environment thus may be in public or domestic sites and in medical or non-medical locales. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
The pressure that would be exerted by one component of a mixture of gases if it were present alone in a container. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Burns of the respiratory tract caused by heat or inhaled chemicals.
Ratings that express, in numerical values, the degree of impairment or abnormality in the function of specific organs.
A technique of respiratory therapy, in either spontaneously breathing or mechanically ventilated patients, in which airway pressure is maintained above atmospheric pressure throughout the respiratory cycle by pressurization of the ventilatory circuit. (On-Line Medical Dictionary [Internet]. Newcastle upon Tyne(UK): The University Dept. of Medical Oncology: The CancerWEB Project; c1997-2003 [cited 2003 Apr 17]. Available from:
An accumulation of air or gas in the PLEURAL CAVITY, which may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma or a pathological process. The gas may also be introduced deliberately during PNEUMOTHORAX, ARTIFICIAL.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
The posture of an individual lying face down.
Washing out of the lungs with saline or mucolytic agents for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It is very useful in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in immunosuppressed patients.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Inhalation anesthesia where the gases exhaled by the patient are rebreathed as some carbon dioxide is simultaneously removed and anesthetic gas and oxygen are added so that no anesthetic escapes into the room. Closed-circuit anesthesia is used especially with explosive anesthetics to prevent fires where electrical sparking from instruments is possible.
Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.
A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9)
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A central respiratory stimulant with a brief duration of action. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmocopoeia, 30th ed, p1225)
Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.
Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is caused by bacterial infections.
Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.
The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.
The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.
Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.
The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.
Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.
The act of blowing a powder, vapor, or gas into any body cavity for experimental, diagnostic, or therapeutic purposes.
Nursing care given to an individual in the home. The care may be provided by a family member or a friend. Home nursing as care by a non-professional is differentiated from HOME CARE SERVICES provided by professionals: visiting nurse, home health agencies, hospital, or other organized community group.
Evaluation, planning, and use of a range of procedures and airway devices for the maintenance or restoration of a patient's ventilation.
A chronic lung disease developed after OXYGEN INHALATION THERAPY or mechanical ventilation (VENTILATION, MECHANICAL) usually occurring in certain premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE) or newborn infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME, NEWBORN). Histologically, it is characterized by the unusual abnormalities of the bronchioles, such as METAPLASIA, decrease in alveolar number, and formation of CYSTS.
Antibacterial used topically in burn therapy.
Anesthesia caused by the breathing of anesthetic gases or vapors or by insufflating anesthetic gases or vapors into the respiratory tract.
Devices in which blood and oxygen are separated by a semipermeable membrane, generally of Teflon or polypropylene, across which gas exchange occurs. The membrane may be arranged as a series of parallel plates or as a number of hollow fibers; in the latter arrangement, the blood may flow inside the fibers, which are surrounded by gas, or the blood may flow outside the fibers and the gas inside the fibers. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Physiological processes and properties of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM as a whole or of any of its parts.
The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A reduction in the amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli.
Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.
Agents that cause an increase in the expansion of a bronchus or bronchial tubes.
Evaluation of biomedical technology in relation to cost, efficacy, utilization, etc., and its future impact on social, ethical, and legal systems.
A short-acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist that is primarily used as a bronchodilator agent to treat ASTHMA. Albuterol is prepared as a racemic mixture of R(-) and S(+) stereoisomers. The stereospecific preparation of R(-) isomer of albuterol is referred to as levalbuterol.
The ratio of alveolar ventilation to simultaneous alveolar capillary blood flow in any part of the lung. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Continuous care and monitoring of newborn infants with life-threatening conditions, in any setting.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
Time period from 1701 through 1800 of the common era.
A type of lung inflammation resulting from the aspiration of food, liquid, or gastric contents into the upper RESPIRATORY TRACT.

Changes in occlusion pressure (P0.1) and breathing pattern during pressure support ventilation. (1/415)

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in breathing pattern, neuromuscular drive (P0.1), and activity of the sternocleidomastoid muscles (SCM) during a gradual reduction in pressure support ventilation (PSV) in patients being weaned off controlled mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Eight non-COPD patients recovering from acute respiratory failure were included in this prospective interventional study. All patients were unable to tolerate discontinuation from mechanical ventilation. Each patient was evaluated during a period of spontaneous breathing and during PSV. Four successive levels of PSV were assessed in the following order: 20 cm H2O (PS20), 15 cm H2O (PS15), 10 cm H2O (PS10), and 5 cm H2O (PS5). RESULTS: When pressure support was reduced from PS20 to PS10 the respiratory rate (f) and the rapid shallow breathing index (f/VT) significantly increased and tidal volume (VT) significantly decreased. These parameters did not vary when pressure support was reduced from PS10 to PS5. Conversely, P0.1 varied negligibly between PS20 and PS15 but increased significantly at low PSV levels. P0.1 values were always greater than 2.9 cm H2O (4.1 (1.1) cm H2O) when SCM activity was present. When contraction of the SCM muscles reappeared the P0.1 was the only parameter that changed significantly. CONCLUSIONS: In postoperative septic patients the value of P0.1 seems to be more useful than breathing pattern parameters for setting the optimal level of pressure assistance during PSV.  (+info)

Clinical evaluation of a computer-controlled pressure support mode. (2/415)

We have designed a computerized system providing closed-loop control of the level of pressure support ventilation (PSV). The system sets itself at the lowest level of PSV that maintains respiratory rate (RR), tidal volume (VT), and end-tidal CO(2) pressure (PET(CO(2))) within predetermined ranges defining acceptable ventilation (i.e., 12 < RR < 28 cycles/min, VT > 300 ml [> 250 if weight < 55 kg], and PET(CO(2)) < 55 mm Hg [< 65 mm Hg if chronic CO(2) retention]). Ten patients received computer-controlled (automatic) PSV and physician-controlled (standard) PSV, in random order, during 24 h for each mode. An estimation of occlusion pressure (P(0.1)) was recorded continuously. The average time spent with acceptable ventilation as previously defined was 66 +/- 24% of the total ventilation time with standard PSV versus 93 +/- 8% with automatic PSV (p < 0.05), whereas the level of PSV was similar during the two periods (17 +/- 4 cm H(2)O versus 19 +/- 6 cm H(2)O). The time spent with an estimated P(0.1) above 4 cm H(2)O was 34 +/- 35% of the standard PSV time versus only 11 +/- 17% of the automatic PSV time (p < 0.01). Automatic PSV increased the time spent within desired ventilation parameter ranges and apparently reduced periods of excessive workload.  (+info)

A single-center 8-year experience with percutaneous dilational tracheostomy. (3/415)

OBJECTIVE: To determine surgical, postoperative, and postdischarge complications associated with percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) in an 8-year experience at the University of Kentucky. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: There are known risks associated with the transport of critically ill patients to the operating room for elective tracheostomy, and less-than-optimal conditions may interfere with open bedside tracheostomy. PDT has been introduced as an alternative to open tracheostomy. Despite information supporting its safety and utility, the technique has been criticized because advocates had not provided sufficient information regarding complications. METHODS: A prospective database was initiated on all patients who underwent PDT between September 1990 and May 1998. The database provided indication, procedure time, duration of intubation before PDT, and intraoperative and postoperative complications. Retrospective review of medical records and phone interviews provided long-term follow-up information. RESULTS: In the 8-year period, 827 PDTs were performed in 824 patients. Two patients were excluded because PDT could not be completed for technical reasons. There were 519 male and 305 female patients. Mean age was 56 years. Prolonged mechanical ventilatory support was the most common indication. Mean procedure time was 15 minutes, and the average duration of intubation before PDT was 10 days. The intraoperative complication rate was 6%, with premature extubation the most common complication. The procedure-related death rate was 0.6%. Postoperative complications were found in 5%, with bleeding the most common. With a mean follow-up of greater than 1 year, the tracheal stenosis rate was 1.6%. CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of this large, single-center study, the authors conclude that when performed by experienced surgeons, PDT is a safe and effective alternative to open surgical tracheostomy for intubated patients who require elective tracheostomy.  (+info)

Predictors of weaning outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. (4/415)

Several threshold values for predicting weaning outcome from mechanical ventilation have been proposed. These values, however, have been obtained in nonhomogeneous patient populations. The aim of the present study was to determine the threshold values in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and compare them to those reported for nonhomogeneous patient populations. The initial weaning trial included 81 COPD patients. Fifty-three of them underwent a successful weaning trial, whereas 28 failed it. The latter were enrolled into the present investigation, and were restudied during a subsequent successful trial. The weaning indices used were those reported in the literature. The threshold values obtained were within 10% of those reported for a nonhomogeneous patients population only for tidal volume and effective compliance. The classification error was <20% for maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), occluded inspiratory pressure swing (deltaPI)/MIP, rapid and shallow breathing (respiratory frequency/tidal volume), and compliance, rate, oxygenation, pressure index (CROP), whereas the area under the receiver operating characteristic curves was >0.9 only for deltaPI/MIP and CROP. In conclusion, the threshold values obtained in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients who failed the first weaning attempt differed from those previously reported. Although a gold standard weaning index is not available for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, the occluded inspiratory pressure swing/ maximal inspiratory pressure and compliance, rate, oxygenation, pressure index may be candidates for such a role.  (+info)

Comparison of the pressure time product during synchronous intermittent mandatory ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure. (5/415)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with synchronous intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) during weaning, by measurement of the pressure time product (PTP). The PTP is an estimate of the metabolic work or oxygen consumption of the respiratory muscles. PATIENTS: Forty children, median age 14 months (range 1 month to 17 years) were studied immediately prior to extubation. METHODS: The PTP, derived from airway pressure changes, was measured while the child received SIMV (with or without pressure support) and then CPAP. A pneumotachograph was placed between the endotracheal tube and ventilator circuit. Its flow signal was used to indicate the beginning and end of inspiration. Airway pressure was measured from the pneumotachograph and the area subtended by the pressure curve (PTP) calculated using a modified Labview programme. RESULTS: The median PTP was significantly lower on SIMV (17.1 cm H(2)O/sec/min, range 0.4 to 60. 5) compared to on CPAP (32.6 cm H(2)O/sec/min, range 0.1 to 116.7), p < 0.001. CONCLUSION: These results suggest SIMV, rather than CPAP, may be the more efficacious weaning mode in children, and that the time spent on CPAP during weaning should be minimised.  (+info)

Respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine in the surgical patient requiring intensive care. (6/415)

STATEMENT OF FINDINGS: The respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine were retrospectively examined in 33 postsurgical patients involved in a randomised, placebo-controlled trial after extubation in the intensive care unit (ICU). Morphine requirements were reduced by over 50% in patients receiving dexmedetomidine. There were no differences in respiratory rates, oxygen saturations, arterial pH and arterial partial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2) between the groups. Interestingly the arterial partial oxygen tension (PaO2) : fractional inspired oxygen (FIO2) ratios were statistically significantly higher in the dexmedetomidine group. Dexmedetomidine provides important postsurgical analgesia and appears to have no clinically important adverse effects on respiration in the surgical patient who requires intensive care.  (+info)

Weaning from mechanical ventilation. (7/415)

Practice guidelines on weaning should be based on the results of several well-designed randomized studies performed over the last decade. One of those studies demonstrated that immediate extubation after successful trials of spontaneous breathing expedites weaning and reduces the duration of mechanical ventilation as compared with a more gradual discontinuation of ventilatory support. Two other studies showed that the ability to breathe spontaneously can be adequately tested by performing a trial with either T-tube or pressure support of 7 cmH2O lasting either 30 or 120 min. In patients with unsuccessful weaning trials, a gradual withdrawal for mechanical ventilation can be attempted while factors responsible for the ventilatory dependence are corrected. Two randomized studies found that, in difficult-to-wean patients, synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) is the most ineffective [corrected] method of weaning.  (+info)

Carbon dioxide kinetics and capnography during critical care. (8/415)

Greater understanding of the pathophysiology of carbon dioxide kinetics during steady and nonsteady state should improve, we believe, clinical care during intensive care treatment. Capnography and the measurement of end-tidal partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PETCO2) will gradually be augmented by relatively new measurement methodology, including the volume of carbon dioxide exhaled per breath (VCO2,br) and average alveolar expired PCO2. Future directions include the study of oxygen kinetics.  (+info)

Objectives: To compare and to analyze whether the values of rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) determined by a ventilator display and a digital ventilometer were correlated. Methods: Twenty-two adult patients (17 males and 5 females) in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery and in mechanical ventilation were studied. Prior to the data collection, each patient was evaluated, received physical therapy, in order to promote bronchial hygiene and pulmonary reexpansion, and was positioned in elevated dorsal recumbent at 45°. After these procedures, minute ventilation (MV) and respiratory rate (RR) obtained from mechanical ventilator display and digital ventilometer were recorded. The RSBI was calculated by the ratio of RR and tidal volume (VT). Paired t-test was used to compare related variables. The intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) were used to measure the reproducibility of the scores. Results: A significant difference was found between the RSBI obtained from the ventilator and ...
RSBI calculator (rapid shallow breathing index) is a helpful tool if you are considering weaning your patient from mechanical ventilation.
The rapid shallow breathing index is calculated by finding the respiratory frequency and tidal volume of the patients breathing pattern. The index is expressed as a mathematical ratio such that the...
Weaning of mechanical ventilation (MV) is an essential part in management of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) when critically ill. The best strategy to be used has not been established.. Objective: To compare the Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT) in Pressure Support Ventilation with SBT through T tube in weaning of MV in patients with COPD.. Design: Randomized Clinical Trial. Methods: This study will include patients with COPD, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, undergoing MV for at least 48 hours. When considered by the care team ready for SBT, they will be randomized to one of the following strategies: SBT in Pressure Support or SBT through T Tube. The primary endpoint of this study will be the reduction in the days spent on MV. Other outcomes measured will be mortality, extubation and success rate, time to weaning of MV, length of ICU stay and incidence of tracheostomy. ...
Post-extubation respiratory failure causes between 5-30% of patients to require reintubation, which is associated with increased mortality. Spontaneous breathing trials aim to evaluate when a patient is ready for extubation and involves a trial of T-tube, low level pressure support or continuous positive airway pressure for varying durations ranging from 30 to 120 minutes. It was hypothesised that a rest period after a spontaneous breathing trial will improve extubation rates.. Method. A parallel, two-arm, prospective, randomised controlled trial in 17 Spanish Medical-Surgical ICUs aimed to test this hypothesis. From October 2013 to January 2015, 470 mechanically ventilated patients who had been receiving Mechanical Ventilation for at least 12 hours were enrolled.. If spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) was successful they were either extubated immediately (Control group) or reconnected to the ventilator with the previous ventilator parameters for 1 hour of rest and then extubated (Rest ...
Among 60 patients, 29 cases developed respiratory failure within 48 h, and 14 cases were re-intubated or died within 1 week, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that E/Ea (average) after SBT [odds ratio (OR) 1.450, 95% confidence intervals (CI) 1.092-1.926, P = 0.01] and left ventricular ejection fraction were associated with respiratory failure. The AUC of E/Ea (average) after SBT was 0.789, and a cut-off value ≥ 12.5 showed the highest diagnostic accuracy with a sensitivity and specificity of 72.4% and 77.4%, respectively. Furthermore, in the respiratory failure subgroup only DE (average) after SBT was associated with re-intubation (OR 0.690, CI 0.499-0.953, P = 0.024). The AUC of DE (average) after SBT was 0.805, and a cut-off value ≤ 12.6 mm showed the highest diagnostic accuracy with a sensitivity and specificity of 80% and 68.4%, respectively.. CONCLUSIONS ...
Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, and Kenneth D. Hargett, MHA, RRT, FAARC, FCCM, review spontaneous awakening trials (SAT) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBT) to reduce the intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) and to help improve ICU outcomes.
Unnecessary delays in removing patients from mechanical ventilation increase morbidity, mortality, and cost. According to recently published guidelines, the current standard of care for weaning involves the daily assessment of patients while they are breathing spontaneously, also known as spontaneous breathing trials (SBT). While there are important data to support a daily cessation of sedatives and analgesics to the point of patient awakening, the benefit of combining such a daily spontaneous awakening trial (SAT) and an SBT is not known.. This multi-center, randomized controlled trial will test whether a 2-step process of weaning that combines a daily awakening trial (achieved by stopping all sedatives and narcotics every morning) with a daily spontaneous breathing trial is superior to the current standard of care.. The number of days the patient is able to live off the ventilator is the primary question being studied. The secondary questions include the number of days the patient is in ...
With that clarification out of the way its time for me to update an old post which summarized recommendations on this topic. That post presented an evidence based method for daily extubation assessment of mechanically ventilated patients, focusing on the spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). Although I stand by the premise of that post it needs updating in light of this study which looked at integrating the daily SBT with a daily spontaneous awakening trial (SAT) as a protocol. Given that daily SATs (sedation interruptions) and SBTs are commonplace (or should be) in mechanically ventilated patients whats so new and different about this? I dont know for sure, but when those two procedures were organized in the form of an explicit protocol they out performed usual care in several metrics including mortality (NNT=7!). So what was usual care? Surprisingly it looked pretty evidence based---it employed the daily spontaneous breathing trial. But, apparently, in the usual care group, given that the SATs ...
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An interesting study by Tulaimat and Mokhlesi1 regarding the accuracy and reliability of extubation decisions that recently appeared in the Journal merits additional comment. The implicit study question is whether an informed decision to extubate following a successful spontaneous breathing trial is any better than random chance. By study design, the clinical vignettes were selected so that, if a decision to extubate was made by coin flip, without any clinical information, the sensitivity and specificity (as defined in the study) would be expected to reach 50%. It was disappointing that, overall, experienced clinicians performed marginally better than a coin flip in predicting extubation success (ie, 57% sensitivity), but they were highly inaccurate in predicting weaning failure (ie, 31% specificity).. In a post hoc analysis, clinicians whose extubation decision-making was relatively aggressive achieved a higher sensitivity (62%), whereas clinicians whose extubation decision-making was ...
BACKGROUND: The quest to obtain an accurate way to predict success when weaning a patient from mechanical ventilation continues. The established parameters such as tidal volume (Vt), respiratory rate (f), negative inspiratory force (NIF), vital capacity (VC), and minute ventilation (V) have not predicted weaning accurately. The frequency-to-tidal volume ratio (f/Vt), or rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) is a good predictor of weaning success if the value is low, but not when the value approximates 105. Because of the aforementioned, we decided to add 2 corrective factors to the RSBI. The first one was elastance index (EI = peak pressure/NIF) and the second one, the ventilatory demand index (VDI = minute ventilation/10). The result of the product of the RSBI × EI × VDI was called the weaning index (WI).. METHODS: In order to assess the discriminatory power of WI, we obtained weaning parameters and calculated WI for 59 patients in our intensive care unit and extubated them if RSBI was ≤105. ...
Twenty four patients were included, the following data were assessed: spontaneous respiratory frequency [/], spontaneous tidal volume [VT], peak inspiratory pressure [PIP], plateau airway pressure [P plat], maximum inspiratory pressure [PImax], rapid shallow breathing index [RSBI], dynamic compliance [Cdyn], static compliance [Cst], alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient [[A-a] O [2] and], minute ventilation [VE], shunt fraction and arterial to inspired oxygen ratio [PaO [2] /FIO2]. Eighteen patients were successfully weaned [GI] and six failed the T-piece trial [Gil]. Significant differences were found between both groups as regards RSBI, Cst, Cdyn, shunt fraction, p [A-a] O [2] Pplat and PaO2/FIO [2] [ ...
a) to evaluate whether the addition of haloperidol, through a better control of delirium and anxiety, allows for a faster achievement of criteria for weaning from mechanical ventilation (rapid shallow breathing index) and for a better respiratory confort, b) to assess whether haloperidol increases the time interval during which patients are kept alert in the daytime (Response Subscore of Comfort Scale 0 or -1), c) to assess safety of the addition of haloperidol to the sedative regimen ...
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During the past year, 17 scientific publications, 3 case reports, 6 editorials, and 8 reviews were published, for a total of 33 papers on PubMed.. ADULT studies:. 1. NAVA vs. PAV vs. PSV in difficult to wean patients. In seventeen difficult to wean adult patients, Akoumianaki et al. (Respir Physiol & Neurobiology) compared physiologic parameters (Edi, Pes, Pdi, breathing pattern and arterial blood gases) during two 20-min periods of NAVA or PAV or PSV, without or with a respiratory challenge (added dead space or added load). The assist levels were set to obtain matching Pdi. Compared to PSV, both NAVA and PAV demonstrated proportionality between effort and VT, as well as improved variability in tidal volume. Trigger delays were significantly longer during PAV and PSV compared to NAVA.. 2. Patient-ventilator interaction in non-invasive ventilation (COPD). In the study of Doorduin et al (Crit Care), twelve COPD patients were ventilated with non-invasive NAVA (NIV-NAVA), PSV with a dedicated NIV ...
The value of an index for weaning from mechanical ventilation is its ability to predict respiratory endurance (1). Endurance reflects the ability of the respiratory capacity to meet the respiratory demands of resistive load from airways or endotracheal tube resistance, and elastic load from conditions that decrease compliance (e.g., fibrosis). Of the new indices that the authors present, the average VT and the ratio of respiratory frequency to tidal volume (f/VT) determined during a 1-minute bedside trial of spontaneous ventilation, are simple and warrant widespread consideration. 24 hours is a reasonable period of time to define successful liberation from mechanical ventilation but failures that occur shortly thereafter, often in less closely monitored environments, can have serious consequences. The f/VT index was the best predictor of successful weaning in this study. The usefulness of f/VT, however, should not eliminate careful systematic attention to other measurements that correlate ...
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The first fundamental problem in weaning is deciding when to initiate the process. With widespread use of patient-assisted ventilatory modes, it is difficult to stipulate when mechanical ventilation changes from primary support to assistance in weaning. Nevertheless, delayed discontinuation of mechanical ventilation or repeated failed attempts at extubation could be avoided if there were criteria to predict weaning success or failure. The accuracy of these predictors of weaning outcome ( Table 2) are conflicting owing to differences in definitions, study methodologies, and cut-off values to separate success from failure. This is not surprising, given the many determinants of ventilator dependence. One proposed predictor, the ratio of frequency to tidal volume ( Yang„.a.nd..Tob.!0 1991), is simple to measure and is an index of rapid shallow breathing. Nonetheless, there is no consistent evidence to support the usefulness of any set of criteria to hasten the process of weaning ( Slutsky ...
If you starve yourself youre more likely to binge and not have energy to exercise. I dont think you need to wean to lose the weight but if you think you do and that is more important than continuing to nurse I dont think anyone is going to stop you. You can try decreasing length of sessions to wean and gradually wean, decide what session isnt as important and cut that out. My almost 3 yr old nurses a few times a day but just for a few seconds and only gets a drop of two of milk, so it is possible to continue to nurse while also having very, very low supply if you want to keep it up for the emotional benefits to your children ...
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In this group of patients a great number failed in the weaning process, showing, as expected, a higher mortality rate. Parameters most related to failure in the literature were higher age, longer length of ICU stay, mortality and f/VT. In this study, just the last parameter was sensitive principally in the 30th minute, and higher increase in f/VT (Δf/VT) during the test, demonstrating that patients with cardiac disease not fail more than others during the weaning process, as well as the efficiency of the test to predict success in weaning.. Members of Weaning Study Group R Wickert, LG Borges, ME Alves, ACT Silva, R Condessa, MB Blom, R Zancanaro, F Callefe, KB Pinto, K Hartmann, P Pinheiro, ES Oliveira, C Trevisan. ...
My 2 1/2 year old shows no signs of being ready to wean but I dont think I can take much more. I am proud of how long we have made it, but I have been ready to stop for quite some time. We are currently living in South Korea, but will be moving back to the States at the beginning of February and I would ideally like to be done before then. I guess I dont know where to start since she shows no interest and Im also concerned about the timing because I dont want to wean her too close to our
So, in truth: Im ready for Jaron to be weaned, but Im not ready for the actual process of weaning. Hes not ready to wean and Im not ready to do more than gently encourage. It might take awhile, but well figure it out and be all the better for taking our time and not rushing it. At the very least Ill never have to worry that I weaned too soon ...
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All PIs should have a stack of cage cards in their respective rooms that can be used when weaning or splitting cages. To wean or split, tear off the bottom tab of the cage card, indicate the number of animals and whether this is a wean or split and provide the date that of the wean/split. Once completed turn the tab into the CCMR office. To order wean/split cards, log into eSirius, select the protocol and USDA category you are requesting cards from and then click request weaning/splitting cards. Next, fill in the required fields and the number of cage cards needed, click save and submit. The CCMR office will print the cage cards and those cards will be placed in the correct room. Top of Page. ...
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The authors didnt report the standard deviation (SD) for the primary outcome, the duration of mechanical ventilation, so we cant calculate a 95% confidence interval for the difference. (An aside: I know the authors of this trial and Im surprised they didnt report the 95% CI for the difference. I could estimate the SD from their Figure 2, if the data were normally distributed, but the distribution is highly skewed, so I dont want to commit a foundational error there.) A proportional outcome, the percentage successfully extubated was about 75% in each group and we dont need a SD for a proportion. The 95% CI for the difference in these proportions with 150 patients in each group is approximately -10% to +10%. Whether this is good enough for us, to conclude that a difference in successful weaning of 10% in either direction is negligible, I dont know ...
Weaned ds at 20 weeks (pointless waste of time intended to make him sleep better - didnt) but am waiting til dd is 6 months before starting. With hi
so, how do I get her to completely wean off? well since I had an emergency surgery last week and had to be warded, so I figured that it was a good time to wean her off completely. As I returned home from hospital, she still asked for nenen during naptime, but I told her that I am in pain.. and alhamdulillah she understands and continue to sleep without her milk ...
Years on PPIs. However I found that by taking Zantac. I am so glad this thread is still current as I am weaning off omprazole and over
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The aim of the study was the determination of the influence of ventilation modes on the consumption of analgesics and sedatives, duration of intubation and pulmonary gas exchange. Assist/controlled mandatory ventilation (S-CMV, 123 patients), synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (S-IMV, 4 …
Identifying patients who are ready for weaning and liberation from veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is challenging in clinical practice. Compared to the several trials addressing the safety and efficacy of ECMO in severe ARDS [1,2,3,4], the body of literature regarding ECMO weaning is remarkably scarce. Therefore, this essential component of the management of patients on ECMO is highly variable and often lacks of a systematic approach [5], analogously to the weaning protocols and spontaneous breathing trials used for liberation from mechanical ventilation [6].. The trajectory from ECMO cannulation to lung recovery and ECMO decannulation consists in the transition from a phase in which ECMO is essential to meet the patients metabolic needs (i.e. metabolic oxygen consumption and CO2 production) to a phase in which the native lung function has recovered to satisfy completely the metabolic demands, even if with a degree of ventilatory support considered safe. In between ...
Initial RSBI was similar in Extubation Success and Extubation Failure groups (77.0 ± 4.8, 77.0 ± 4.8, p = ns). Nevertheless, RSBI tended to remain unchanged or decreased in the Extubation Success group; in contrast RSBI tended to increase in the Extubation Failure group because of either increased RR and/or decreased VT (p , 0.001 for mean percent change RSBI over time), indicating worsening of the respiratory pattern. Quantitatively, only 7/63 subjects of the Extubation Success group demonstrated increased RSBI ≥20% at any time during the SBT. In contrast, in the Extubation Failure group, RSBI increased in all subjects during the SBT, and eight of nine subjects demonstrated an increase greater than 20%. Thus, with a 2-h SBT the optimal threshold was a 20% increase (sensitivity = 89%, specificity = 89%). Similar results were obtained at 30 min (threshold = 5% increase). Percent change of RSBI predicted successful extubation even when initial values were ≥105.. ...
To find out which ventilation mode or method your patient is receiving, check the ventilator itself or the respiratory flow sheet. The mode depends on patient variables, including the indication for mechanical ventilation.. Modes include those that provide specific amounts of TV during inspiration, such as assist-control (A/C) and synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV); and those that provide a preset level of pressure during inspiration, such as pressure support ventilation (PSV) and airway pressure release ventilation. PSV allows spontaneously breathing patients to take their own amount of TV at their own rate. A/C and continuous mandatory ventilation provide a set TV at a set respiratory rate. SIMV delivers a set volume at a set rate, but lets patients initiate their own breaths in synchrony with the ventilator.. Some patients may receive adjuvant therapy, such as positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). With PEEP, a small amount of continuous pressure (generally from +5 to ...
Press Release issued Jan 13, 2015: Ventilator is a life supporting healthcare device which regulates breathing of a patient during his treatment. Ventilators are used in the condition of serious lung disease or in other conditions which result in improper working of respiratory system. Ventilators help the patient to breathe easily. On the basis of type of product, ventilators may be classified into critical care ventilators, neonatal ventilators and transport and portable ventilators. On the basis of delivery of oxygen into the lungs, ventilators are of two types such as positive pressure mechanical ventilators and negative pressure mechanical ventilators. Ventilators are used generally used in hospitals. However, in conditions where patient needs long term care facilities and require ventilators for the rest of their lives, the ventilators can be used at home.
Objective To assess current ventilation practices in newborn infants. Study design We conducted a 2-point cross-sectional study in 173 European neonatal intensive care units, including 535 infants (mean gestational age 28 weeks and birth weight 1024 g). Patient characteristics, ventilator settings, and measurements were collected bedside from endotracheally ventilated infants. Results A total of 457 (85%) patients were conventionally ventilated. Time cycled pressure-limited ventilation was used in 59% of these patients, most often combined with synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (51%). Newer conventional ventilation modes like volume targeted and pressure support ventilation were used in, respectively, 9% and 7% of the patients. The mean tidal volume, measured in 84% of the conventionally ventilated patients, was 5.7 +/- 2.3 ml/kg. The mean positive end-expiratory pressure was 4.5 +/- 1.1 cmH(2)O and rarely exceeded 7 cmH(2)O. Conclusions Time cycled pressure-limited ventilation is ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Preoperative and Intraoperative Predictive Factors of Immediate Extubation After Neonatal Cardiac Surgery. AU - Varghese, Joby. AU - Kutty, Shelby. AU - Abdullah, Ibrahim. AU - Hall, Sandra. AU - Shostrom, Valerie. AU - Hammel, James M.. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2016 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Copyright: Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2016/11/1. Y1 - 2016/11/1. N2 - Background We sought to identify preoperative and intraoperative predictors of immediate extubation (IE) after open heart surgery in neonates. The effect of IE on the postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS), cost of postoperative ICU care, operating room turnover, and reintubation rates was assessed. Methods Patients younger than 31 days who underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (January 2010 to December 2013) at a tertiary-care childrens hospital were studied. Immediate extubation was defined as successful extubation before termination of ...
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A hospital bed supported on a wheeled base, and a ventilator supported on a wheeled cart and docked to the base of the bed, the combination of ventilator and bed capable of being rolled as a single unit. The ventilator cart includes a wheeled base, and supports connected to the base for supporting a ventilator, with the supports providing for selective raising and lowering of the ventilator. The hospital bed base is wheeled and has a generally Y-shaped base frame. The outspread arms of the Y-shaped base frame receive the ventilator cart so that the two may be docked together. The ventilator when docked to the hospital bed base falls within the footprint of the bed as projected downwardly onto the floor. A latch secures the ventilator to the bed base. A disabling switch disables the high/low function of the bed preventing the bed from being lowered downwardly onto the ventilator. A power supply mounted to the bed base provides for uninterrupted operation of the ventilator. A care cart docks to the foot
Medical ventilator is a mechanical ventilator, its a machine designed or intended to move breathable air into and out of the lungs, to provide breathing for a patient who is physically not able to breath. In ventilators the air supply is pneumatically packed a few times each moment to convey room-air, or in most cases, an air/oxygen mixture to the patient. If a turbine is used, the turbine pushes air through the ventilator, with a flow valve adjusting pressure to meet patient-specific parameters.. The cutting edge ventilators are modernized ventilator machines, in which patients can be ventilated with a bag valve mask, a simple had operated bag valve mask, a basic hand worked sack valve veil. Modern positive pressure ventilator consisting of straight forward structure of a compressible air reservoir or turbine, air and oxygen supplies a set of valves and tubes, and a disposable or reusable patient circuit.. Medical Ventilators Applications:. Medical ventilators are used in hospitals, ambulance, ...
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CASTELLANA, Fábio Bonini et al. Comparison between pressure controlled and controlled mandatory ventilation in the treatment of postoperative hypoxemia after myocardial revascularization. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2003, vol.53, n.4, pp.440-448. ISSN 0034-7094. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pressure controlled ventilation (PCV) has been used as the ventilation mode of choice in coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients who develop severe hypoxemia in the immediate postoperative period. However, there are no evidences showing that pressure controlled ventilation is more effective in reversing postoperative hypoxemia than controlled mandatory ventilation (CMV). This study aimed at comparing the effects of both ventilation modes on systemic oxygenation in cardiac surgery patients who develop hypoxemia characterized by PaO2/FiO2 ratio lower than 200 in the immediate postoperative period. METHODS: Participated in this study 61 consecutive ...
Mechanical ventilation is a mainstay of treatment for respiratory failure and the most frequent indication for admission to an intensive care facility. Hence, the theory, function, physiology, application of mechanical ventilation, and relevant guidelines are of fundamental clinical importance and are the focus of Mechanical Ventilation: Physiology and Practice, Second Edition. Dr. John W. Kreit, the single author of all chapters of this book, is a senior clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kreit is a critical care specialist with interests in medical education and the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation. Dr. John A. Kellum, also a critical care specialist, is a member of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is the Editor of the Pittsburgh ...
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In a given ventilator little difference exists in gas delivery and response variables between PS and P A/C, but performance differences do exist among the ventilators evaluated. Ventilator performance is diminished at high lung model peak flows and low pressure settings. (I)), whereas PS gives contr …
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As soon as able wean the rate in steps of 5 breaths. Provided the patient is triggering breaths at or above the set rate then all you will be doing is swapping a big breath with a guaranteed Ti and tidal volume/Pressure for a smaller Pressure Support breath.. Once you have reached a rate of 5 breaths per minute the next step is to switch the patient to PS CPAP (the patient will already be mostly on PS CPAP as only 5 of their breaths will be big breaths and all other breaths will be PS breaths. When switching to PS CPAP, keep the pressure support and PEEP set the same as it was on the previous mode.. Wean the PS in steps of 2 till a pressure of 6 cmH2O is reached. Wean PEEP to 6 cmH2O. If the patient is stable on PS CPAP ON 6/6 (peak pressure of 12) and there are no contraindications a trial of extubation can be considered.. You dont need to wait till a certain point in the patients admission to start to wean them and can start weaning straight away (I would encourage you to ask ...
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An Oscillating Ventilator is a very specialized high frequency ventilator that delivers breaths much faster than a conventional ventilator. Conventional ventilators may deliver about 20 to 60 breaths per minute, but an oscillating ventilator can deliver close to 1,000 breaths per minute. That may seem like a lot but very small or very sick premature babies have lungs that are easily damaged. The bigger slower breaths provided by a conventional ventilator can actually damage a sick newborns lungs and cause health conditions such a chronic lung disease.. TB Vets funding support for an Oscillating Ventilator means respiratory technologists are able to offer newborns a more gentle form of respiratory support for a preemies tiney airways, and prevent lung damage in babies who may need to be ventilated for long periods of time. ...
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Many cardiac surgery programs support early extubation of suitable CABG patients once they enter intensive care, based on clinical and economic benefits. Now some hospitals have shifted extubation to the cardiac operating room (OR) for a wide range of patients, young and old, with good results.
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McConville JF, Kress JP (Dec 2012). "Weaning patients from the ventilator". N Engl J Med. 367 (23): 2233-9. doi:10.1056/ ... The rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) or Yang Tobin index is a tool that is used in the weaning of mechanical ventilation on ... The RSBI is defined as the ratio of respiratory frequency to tidal volume (f/VT). People on a ventilator who cannot tolerate ... Yang KL, Tobin MJ (May 1991). "A prospective study of indexes predicting the outcome of trials of weaning from mechanical ...
V = ventilator; P = patient) Respiratory therapy Esteban A, Alía I, Ibañez J, Benito S, Tobin MJ (1994). "Modes of mechanical ... ventilation and weaning. A national survey of Spanish hospitals. The Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative Group". Chest. 106 (4 ...
"Acute Ventilator Management and Weaning in Individuals with High Tetraplegia". Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. ... The center is known for ventilator weaning after catastrophic neurological injury. The center is notable for clinical research ...
"Dr Rajasekhar Weaned Off Non-invasive Ventilator and Is Stable: Hospital". News18. 27 October 2020. Archived from the original ...
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A variety of aggressive weaning protocols to limit the amount of time a person spends intubated have been proposed. One ... "Pneumonia (Ventilator-associated [VAP] and non-ventilator-associated Pneumonia [PNEU]) Event" (PDF). Centers for Disease ... "Inhaled antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis and ventilator-associated pneumonia: an update". ... Ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis may be a risk factor for VAP, though not all cases of VAT progress to VAP. Recent ...
CIP/CIM can lead to difficulty weaning a person from a mechanical ventilator, and is associated with increased length of stay ... CIP/CIM is often not identified until a patient is unable to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator. Early ... 2007). "Impact of intensive insulin therapy on neuromuscular complications and ventilator dependency in the medical intensive ... This can prolong the time it takes to wean a person off of a breathing machine (mechanical ventilation) by as much as 7 - 13 ...
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IMV is frequently paired with additional strategies to improve weaning from ventilator support or to improve cardiovascular ... in terms of mortality or weaning success, and has been shown to result in longer weaning times when compared to t-piece trials ... The ventilator varies the tidal volume and pressure based on the patients work of breathing, the amount it delivers is ... Proportional assist ventilation is a mode in which the ventilator guarantees the percentage of work regardless of changes in ...
... before they can be weaned from the ventilator, i.e. return to normal breathing. The weaning process depends closely on the ... Briefly move the tubing supply from the ventilator to continuous supply oxygen ("wall oxygen") Reduce pressure support to 5 cm ... A prospective study of indexes predicting the outcome of weaning from mechanical ventilation. N Engl J Med 1991;324:1445-1450 ( ... patient's pathology, but the final common pathway to ventilator independence always includes at least one trial of spontaneous ...
MMV is an optimal mode for weaning in neonatal and pediatric populations and has been shown to reduce long term complications ... is different per ventilator brand and model, but generally there is a window of time being monitored and a smaller window being ... A new concept in weaning from mechanical ventilation". Anaesthesia. 32 (2): 163-9. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.1977.tb11588.x. PMID ... which requires the operator to determine what the appropriate minute ventilation for the patient should be and the ventilator ...
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... in newborns Reduce ventilator weaning time by titrating FiO2 faster and reduce arterial blood gas measurements in the Intensive ... "More reliable oximetry reduces the frequency of arterial blood gas analysis and hastens oxygen weaning following cardiac ...
Surgery patients whose medical record contained an order for a ventilator weaning program (protocol or clinical pathway) [1] ... Patients diagnosed with postoperative ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) during index hospitalization SCIP-Resp-3: Number of ...
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A breath is assisted if the ventilator does work on the patient. An assisted breath is one for which the ventilator does some ... and reduce weaning time. In the ASV mode, every breath is synchronized with patient effort if such an effort exists, and ... The term passive refers to the ventilator's non-forced expiratory system. In a HFV-P scenario, the ventilator uses pressure to ... Volume guarantee an additional parameter available in many types of ventilators that allows the ventilator to change its ...
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The sternum and chest can usually be closed within a few days; however, the chest tubes, pacemaker, ventilator, and drugs may ... The patient is fitted with chest tubes, temporary pacemaker leads, and ventilated before weaning from the HLM is begun. ...
Afterwards, his spokeswoman said that he was in a coma and on a ventilator in the hospital. She also said that Navalny only ... The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. He is responding ... "Navalny Taken Off Ventilator as Novichok Recovery Continues - German Hospital". The Moscow Times. 14 September 2020. Archived ... the Charité hospital said that Navalny was taken off the ventilator and that he is able to get out of bed. For the first time, ...
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Common approaches include avoidance of steroids, reduced exposure to calcineurin inhibitors, and other means of weaning drugs ... are people who have been declared brain-dead and whose organs are kept viable by ventilators or other mechanical mechanisms ...
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Heliox has also found utility in the weaning of patients off mechanical ventilation, and in the nebulization of inhalable drugs ... Nitric oxide is used together with a mechanical ventilator to treat respiratory failure in premature infants. In medicine, ...
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The fact that "as many as a third of patients who had been on ventilators for more than 21 days were weaned from them as soon ... "With pressure support, however, the ability to judge whether the patient could be weaned is clouded because the ventilator is ... Cite this: Ventilator Weaning Faster With Tracheostomy Collar - Medscape - Jan 25, 2013. ... "Any day a patient is spared from the ventilator is a benefit.... The risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia increases about 1 ...
Rehabilitation-based ventilator weaning units play an important role in the spectrum of medical care necessary in population ... A community-based regional ventilator weaning unit: development and outcomes Chest. 1997 Apr;111(4):1024-9. doi: 10.1378/chest. ... The highest weaning success was seen in patients with ventilator dependence from postoperative causes (58%) and acute lung ... Conclusions: Rehabilitation-based ventilator weaning units play an important role in the spectrum of medical care necessary in ...
ROSARIO, Isabela Ferreira do et al. Predictors of ventilator weaning in pediatrics. Cad. Pós-Grad. Distúrb. Desenvolv. [online ... The sample was divided on Success Group (SG) and Failure Group (FG) of the weaning process. We used the U test of Mann-Whitney ... When MV is extended, it may cause several problems, this been said the weaning from mechanical ventilation (WMV) must be brief ...
The fact that "as many as a third of patients who had been on ventilators for more than 21 days were weaned from them as soon ... "With pressure support, however, the ability to judge whether the patient could be weaned is clouded because the ventilator is ... Cite this: Ventilator Weaning Faster With Tracheostomy Collar - Medscape - Jan 25, 2013. ... "Any day a patient is spared from the ventilator is a benefit.... The risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia increases about 1 ...
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... , ... WHAT DO WE MEAN BY WEANING?. Weaning from ventilator comprises 2 separate aspects:. *Liberation from the ventilator and the ... WHAT IS THE BEST VENTILATOR MODE TO WEAN ON?. Esteban et al compared 4 modes for weaning in patients who experienced ... Evidence-Based Practice of Weaning from Ventilator: A Review. Saikat Sengupta1†, Chandrashish Chakravarty2, A. Rudra3 ...
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The baby is weaned from the ventilator. The baby may continue to get oxygen by a mask or nasal tube for several weeks or months ... If your baby is on breathing support, ask the provider how soon your baby can be weaned from the ventilator. ... Infants who have breathing problems are often put on a ventilator. This is a breathing machine that sends pressure to the ... Some infants have long-term lung damage and require oxygen and breathing support, such as with a ventilator. Some infants with ...
Additionally, severely ill patients who cannot be weaned from the heart-lung machine directly after surgery have to be put on ...
If the ventilator weaned multiple times, VFDs is the sum of the days without ventilator support. ... Monitored by ventilator in one inspiration pause, measured 4 times a day. Record the average value of the day. unit-cmH20 ... oxygenation index, ventilator parameters, lung injury biomarkers and clinical outcomes as secondary outcomes will be analyzed. ... Monitored by ventilator and recorded per hour, obtain the average value of the day. unit-cmH20 ...
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Patient fear or anxiety, inadequate strength, or drowsiness and disorientation can interfere with a weaning plan. Encouraging ... Today, many ventilator patients survive with good quality of life,4 even though ~10% of all ICU patients become ventilator- ... 3 Having a patient remain on a ventilator for more than 1 day increases the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), ... With VAPs cumulative incidence of 1% to 3% per day, translating to its occurrence in up to 30% of ventilator-dependent ...
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... prediction of ventilator weaning., Ieee Transactions on Bio Medical Engineering, vol. 61 no. 3 (March, 2014), pp. 736-744, ISSN ...
A Kaplan-Meier curve was calculated and plotted to assess the days until successful weaning from the ventilator. Furthermore, a ... Weaning and extubation procedures. In both groups daily screening was performed as a precondition for carrying out a ... Tidal hyperinflation [3, 4, 22], and cyclic recruitment/derecruitment [23, 24] are important mechanisms leading to ventilator- ... Post-hoc analysis: probability of successful weaning in patients presenting with PaO2/FIO2 ≤150 versus ,150 (only surviving ...
The outcomes including ventilator weaning rate, ICU and overall survival were described. Most patients (11 out of 16 (68.7%)) ... who were successfully weaned were significantly better than those of patients who were not weaned from their ventilators. ... we showed that some of these critical patients could be liberated from their ventilators and further discharged from the ICU ... were withdrawn from the ventilator and survived after airway Ultraflex stenting. Five patients were finally discharged from ...
And then well wean them off of the ECMO and then theyll be on the ventilator afterwards and just have routine ICU care at ... And it just takes another, you know, three to seven days or so to wean them off the ventilator. And then, you know, get them ... And so it may be quite some time while theyre on the ventilator. And a lot of that too they are - have critical illness, maybe ... We put them on typical ventilator settings AC or SIMV just average settings. But we do, do lung protective settings with our ...
Data for determination of CV is readily attainable from modern mechanical ventilators. ... Tidal coefficient of variation as a predictor of weaning success [abstract] Abstract Overview abstract * Background: ... During the graded PS ventilation, the variability of RR, MV, and RSBI also appear to be less useful as indications of weaning ... Increased and maintained variability of Vt during PS ventilation appears to discriminate successful from failed weaning trials ...
They are slowly weaned from the mechanical ventilator. Their lungs usually improve over the first two years of life. But some ... Babies with PPHN often need a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe. They may be given a gas called nitric oxide through a ... An infant with breathing problems may be given medicines, a mechanical ventilator to help him breathe, or a combination of ... They sometimes need a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe. Some babies treated for RDS may develop symptoms of BPD, ...
Over the next days, her urine output increased and her PEEP and FiO2 requirements were weaned. By day 18, voriconazole was ... She was restarted on antibiotics (vancomycin/piperacillin-tazobactam) for possible ventilator-associated pneumonia and received ... demanding constant adjustments to the ventilator settings. Early neuromuscular blockade was achieved with rocuronium for ...
And lastly, Salmas respiratory therapist along with our consultant paediatricians gradually weaned her off the ventilator. She ...
Bach JR, Goncalves M. Ventilator weaning by lung expansion and decannulation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2004;83(7):560-568.. 16. ... ventilator-associated pneumonia). These systems have been demonstrated5,6 to decrease incidence of ventilator-associated ... Little emphasis is placed on airway clearance despite the prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. ... Ventilator-associated pneumonia is an exceedingly common problem in intensive care units (ICUs), occurring in as many as 27% of ...
Ventilator Weaning 29% * Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena 28% * Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury 28% ...
A Frame-based Representation for a Bedside Ventilator Weaning Protocol. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 41(3), 461-468. ... Potential Acceptability of a Pediatric Ventilator Management Computer Protocol. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov;18(11):1027- ... Potential Acceptability of a Pediatric Ventilator Management Computer Protocol. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of ...
  • Dr. Jubran said the tracheostomy collar helps give clinicians confidence when making the decision to take a patient off ventilation, which could explain why these patients were generally weaned faster. (
  • Although the 316 patients randomized did not tolerate the procedure, 184 - more than a third - were successfully weaned from ventilation within a few days of arrival. (
  • When MV is extended, it may cause several problems, this been said the weaning from mechanical ventilation (WMV) must be brief. (
  • Many studies show that a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) is a good method of identifying patients ready to be weaned from mechanical ventilation. (
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome is characterized by damage to the lung caused by various insults, including ventilation itself, and tidal hyperinflation can lead to ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). (
  • Due to advances in airway stents and insertion techniques, interventional bronchoscopic procedures have been reported to facilitate weaning from mechanical ventilation 4 . (
  • We examined the CV of respiratory rate (RR), minute ventilation (MV), tidal volume (Vt), and rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) both prior to and during partial ventilatory support to evaluate the discriminatory value of variability in predicting weaning success. (
  • Increased and maintained variability of Vt during PS ventilation appears to discriminate successful from failed weaning trials (figure). (
  • Variability trends for RR and MV during controlled mechanical ventilation do not appear to be strong indicators of weaning success. (
  • During the graded PS ventilation, the variability of RR, MV, and RSBI also appear to be less useful as indications of weaning success. (
  • Conclusion: Although data collection is ongoing, increased and maintained variability during graded reduction in pressure support ventilation, assessed by coefficient of variation, appears to be a useful predictor of weaning success. (
  • Open versus closed suction systems have been studied 5,6 in patients receiving mechanical ventilation, with the idea that a closed system would reduce contamination of the lower airways (and, thereby, ventilator-associated pneumonia). (
  • ATS 2015, DENVER--Patient-selected music during weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation could benefit patients by decreasing their heart rate and anxiety, according to a study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference. (
  • Patients on prolonged mechanical ventilation may feel stress or insecurity during daily weaning trials because they do not have support from the ventilator. (
  • Subjects included in the study were on mechanical ventilation for more than 4 days, were undergoing daily weaning trials, had no hearing impairment, were at least 21 years old, and had no evidence of delirium. (
  • For patients on prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), daily weaning trials can be stressful due to insecurity from not having support from the ventilator. (
  • CIP/CIM prolongs weaning from mechanical ventilation and physical rehabilitation since both limb and respiratory muscles can be affected. (
  • Therefore, the MRC sum score can be used only after awakening (for example, at the onset of weaning from mechanical ventilation). (
  • To determine the time to wean from mechanical ventilation and time spent off the ventilator per day after tracheotomy in critically ill patients in a 28-bed mixed medical and surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (
  • OBJECTIVE: To compare subjective experience of comfort associated with various commonly used supportive modes of mechanical ventilation for weaning in the intensive care unit (ICU). (
  • The subjects were randomly made to experience breathing via anatomical facemask through ventilator circuit with synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV), assisted spontaneous breathing (ASB), biphasic positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) modes of ventilation with parameters set at intermediate level of respiratory support. (
  • Hence, no single supportive mode should be used in all patients during weaning from mechanical ventilation. (
  • Relations between ventilator-controlled variables (shaded circles) and pulmonary mechanics (unshaded circles) that determine minute ventilation during pressure-limited time-cycled ventilation. (
  • The clinical course of the patient's illness was characterized by serious hemodynamic instability and difficulty in weaning from mechanical ventilation. (
  • They've taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation. (
  • What are the Factors that Affect Patient Ventilator Interaction, Success and Failure in Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation? (
  • At weeks 2-4, oxygen supplementation, ventilator support, or both are often increased to maintain adequate ventilation and oxygenation. (
  • Mechanically ventilated patients should have a daily assessment relating to their ability to be weaned from ventilatory support. (
  • The lack of sinus rhythm created difficulties with his ability to be weaned from the ventilator. (
  • The risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia increases about 1% per day each day a patient is on the ventilator, and the mental stress a patient endures is huge," said Dr. Jubran. (
  • 3 Having a patient remain on a ventilator for more than 1 day increases the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and altered glucose metabolism. (
  • Little emphasis is placed on airway clearance despite the prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. (
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia is an exceedingly common problem in intensive care units (ICUs), occurring in as many as 27% of patients. (
  • 2,3 Despite the many reports and reviews on ventilator-associated pneumonia, little emphasis is placed on airway clearance. (
  • A new emphasis on early extubation, coupled with the use of noninvasive ventilatory support, has been demonstrated 4 to decrease the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. (
  • These systems have been demonstrated 5,6 to decrease incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, as well as bacterial cross-contamination between the gastric and respiratory tracts. (
  • Since then, her pneumonia has resolved, but she is currently still on a ventilator, with failed attempts of weaning her off. (
  • Cases of nosocomial ventilator-associated pneumonia have also been reported in Germany ( 1 ). (
  • We report a case of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by MRSA ST398 in a patient in Palermo, Italy. (
  • On the 14th day in the ICU, clinical signs of ventilator-associated pneumonia developed in the patient. (
  • Description of the development of a community-based weaning unit and the outcomes from that unit. (
  • oxygenation index, ventilator parameters, lung injury biomarkers and clinical outcomes as secondary outcomes will be analyzed. (
  • The outcomes including ventilator weaning rate, ICU and overall survival were described. (
  • Working together, they proudly deliver the best ventilator weaning outcomes of the tri-state area and beyond. (
  • Galway Bay fm newsroom - Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators. (
  • Data for determination of CV is readily attainable from modern mechanical ventilators. (
  • Mechanical ventilators do the breathing for babies whose lungs are too immature to let them breathe on their own. (
  • Most patients (11 out of 16 (68.7%)) were withdrawn from the ventilator and survived after airway Ultraflex stenting. (
  • As Alvin's oxygen levels continued to drop, he learned he would need to be intubated, a process that opens the airway to make breathing easier for a patient who requires ventilator care. (
  • Patients who require tracheotomy only for airway protection wean sooner than other patients. (
  • Benefits of a speaking valve besides voice include restoring positive airway pressure, improving secretion management, improved swallowing, may reduce the risk of aspiration, quicker decannulation, in-line ventilator use, improved olfaction, improved oxygenation. (
  • Effects of flow amplitudes on intraprong pressures during bubble versus ventilator-generated nasal continuous positive airway pressure in premature infants. (
  • When a patient is on a tracheostomy collar, he is getting no assistance at all from the ventilator - he is breathing entirely on his own - and the clinician watching the patient gets a clear view of how much respiratory work the patient is doing," she explained. (
  • they teach patients, families, and caregivers everything that they need to know (GT feeding, ventilator/tracheostomy care, suctioning, wound care, CPR, etc.) so that their child can (one day) return home. (
  • Deskin had been born in the 24th week of gestation and spent nearly 10 months in the hospital before being released with a tracheostomy tube, ventilator and oxygen. (
  • Some infants have long-term lung damage and require oxygen and breathing support, such as with a ventilator. (
  • The study's outcome measures were mean blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen saturation level (SpO2), anxiety, dyspnea, and weaning time (hours) during daily weaning trials. (
  • Most babies are weaned from extra oxygen by the end of their first year. (
  • Ventilators keep oxygen going to the brain, the heart and the kidneys. (
  • The ventilator delivers more oxygen into the lungs at pressure high enough to open up the stiffened lungs. (
  • Our boy, who had been almost totally weaned off of oxygen, needing just 1/16 of a liter per minute, now needed four liters per minute. (
  • Although there were no significant differences in mortality between the 2 groups at 1 year, the importance of 4 fewer days on a ventilator is profound, lead investigator Amal Jubran, MD, professor of medicine and section chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital in Illinois, told Medscape Medical News . (
  • The Department's expertise include pulmonary rehabilitation, ventilator weaning, facility transport team and family/caregiver education. (
  • Their pulmonary and vent weaning programs are directed by well-respected, board certified pulmonologists who work hand-in-hand with the compassionate and experienced staff. (
  • The coefficient of variation (CV) of routinely measured respiratory variables may be one convenient indicator of readiness to be weaned. (
  • And lastly, Salma's respiratory therapist along with our consultant paediatricians gradually weaned her off the ventilator. (
  • When researchers compared the three music days with the three nonmusic days, there were significant decreases in respiratory rate, anxiety, dyspnea, and a significant increase in daily weaning time, but not heart rate, SpO2, or mean blood pressure. (
  • Blythedale's modern respiratory support technology includes critical care ventilators, portable ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP, bubble CPAP and high flow nasal. (
  • His nurses, respiratory therapists, and doctors encouraged him as he was transferred out of the Critical Care Unit and weaned off the ventilator. (
  • Another recent paper, from Wuhan, China, described how 13 of 88 patients hospitalized with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or 14.8 percent, experienced "impaired consciousness" after being removed from ventilators. (
  • For all the talk of ventilator capacity, what was in shortest supply during the Delta surge was something called ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. (
  • They took turns holding my hands while a ventilator pushed air in and out of my lungs, and my body swelled from the flood of fluids and antibiotics. (
  • Additionally, severely ill patients who cannot be weaned from the heart-lung machine directly after surgery have to be put on ECLS for furt. (
  • The primary outcome was the 28-days and 60-days ventilator-free days (VFD). (
  • Outcome measures included MBP, HR, RR, SpO2, anxiety and dyspnea (visual analog scale, 0 [None] - 100 [extremely anxious or short of breath]) and weaning time (hours). (
  • 0.01) of patients who were successfully weaned were significantly better than those of patients who were not weaned from their ventilators. (
  • After the stent was implanted successfully, we showed that some of these critical patients could be liberated from their ventilators and further discharged from the ICU and hospital. (
  • Data for each selected pressure support level (12 à 10 à 8 à 7 à 5) was obtained until the patient was successfully extubated or failed the weaning attempt. (
  • Multiple criteria have been used to assess readiness to wean. (
  • An infant with breathing problems may be given medicines, a mechanical ventilator to help him breathe, or a combination of these two treatments. (
  • They sometimes need a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe. (
  • Babies with PPHN often need a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe. (
  • Babies get intense care in the hospital, usually in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) , until they can breathe well on their own, without a mechanical ventilator. (
  • She spent six months in the hospital, where she was put in a giant metal tank - a ventilator informally called an iron lung - to help her breathe. (
  • After tracheotomy, the majority of patients were quickly able to breathe spontaneously without assistance of the mechanical ventilator for several hours per day. (
  • Patients on ventilators consume about 37% of intensive care unit costs, and the expense associated with long-term acute care hospitals exceeds $1 billion. (
  • Researchers recruited 28 subjects from a long-term acute care hospital and randomized subjects into two music intervention orders for 6 days during their weaning trials. (
  • Having patients listen to their choice of music during daily weaning trials may be a simple means of reducing stress and therefore hastening extubation. (
  • Using a prospective crossover pre-post repeated measures design, 28 subjects were recruited from a long term acute care hospital (LTACH) and randomized into 2 music intervention orders for 6 days during their scheduled weaning trials: 1) Order 1 = music (Day 1), no music (Day 2), music (Day 3), etc. and 2) Order 2 = no music (Day 1), music (Day 2), no music (Day 3) etc. (
  • If the patient can maintain gas exchange at minimal levels of pressure support (usually 5 to 10 cm H 2 O) or when on the T-piece, the feasibility of weaning from mechanical ventilatory support can be assessed. (
  • She was immediately transferred to the ICU, requiring vasopressors and ventilatory support, demanding constant adjustments to the ventilator settings. (
  • Liberation from the ventilator and the mechanical support that it offers. (
  • If your baby is on breathing support, ask the provider how soon your baby can be weaned from the ventilator. (
  • The days without invasive ventilator support(at least 2 consecutive calendar days) in 28 days. (
  • If the ventilator weaned multiple times, VFDs is the sum of the days without ventilator support. (
  • Partial support and weaning from ventilator. (
  • In July 2022, a specialty hospital succeeded in weaning Ryan off the ventilator that had served as his life-sustaining treatment. (
  • 5. Intuitive and consistent user interfaces that make it easy to set up and operate ventilators in clinical and nonclinical settings. (
  • Any day a patient is spared from the ventilator is a benefit. (
  • it's hard to eyeball the patient to determine just how much he is doing and how much the ventilator is doing. (
  • They confirm that it's really our figuring out whether the patient is ready to come off the ventilator that can slow things down. (
  • then applied a headset with patient selected/preferred music for 60 minutes during the weaning trial (total 90 minutes). (
  • At CareOne, they emphasize the team approach in working towards optimal health, and this is especially true when working to wean a patient from the ventilator. (
  • Innovative gas exchange and metabolics technologies for optimizing the patient's nutrition, work of breathing and ventilator settings in order to help the patient in the healing and weaning process. (
  • He contacted researchers at Imperial's Department of Bioengineering and the team have worked flat-out since to develop the ventilator design. (
  • In the technique of manual hyperinflation, 8 a rebreathing or self-inflating circuit is used to insufflate the chest slowly to a tidal volume at least 50% greater than that provided by the ventilator, followed by an inspiratory pause and then chest-wall vibrations during the expiratory phase. (
  • The many attempts to wean India from the nipple of her outdated pastoral culture have all failed. (
  • The importance of 4 fewer days on a ventilator is profound. (
  • The fact that "as many as a third of patients who had been on ventilators for more than 21 days were weaned from them as soon as they left the ICU and were under the care of someone else should cause us to take another look at how we are handling these patients," Dr. Tisherman told Medscape Medical News . (
  • Today, many ventilator patients survive with good quality of life, 4 even though ~10% of all ICU patients become ventilator-dependent for more than 21 days. (
  • For all the patients, the median time to wean after tracheotomy was 5 days (interquartile range 2-11 d). (
  • The average time from admission to weaning fell within each diagnostic category throughout the study period. (
  • After Alvin received emergency approval to begin the medication, his condition improved significantly within 48 hours, and he was able to come off of the ventilator a week after his admission into the hospital. (
  • Rehabilitation-based ventilator weaning units play an important role in the spectrum of medical care necessary in population centers. (
  • To ensure impeccable care, many ICUs and ventilator units use Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations-endorsed 'ventilator bundles'?a set of performance improvement measures more comprehensive than any isolated measure. (
  • More than 160 multidisciplinary stakeholders brought their expertise, personal experiences, and wisdom to the AAMI/FDA Summit on Ventilator Technology, which was held Sept. 16-17, 2014, in Herndon, Va. Participants and presenters at the summit shaped a vision of a safer and more effective environment of care for patients who depend on ventilators-remarkable, life-saving equipment that could be even better. (
  • 3. Clinicians who are consistently trained, competent, and certified to care for ventilated patients and operate the ventilators they use. (
  • Performed all aspects of ventilator care to include, but not limited to setting up the ventilator and verifying function using specialized ventilator modes to manage the patients disease process. (
  • indications for and essential steps leading to ventilator commitment. (
  • Review of admissions, classified by etiology of ventilator dependence, with attention to disposition, length of stay, and time to wean. (
  • The ventilator technology event marked the sixth time that AAMI and the FDA have collaborated on a summit focusing on an important issue in healthcare technology. (
  • A low Glasgow coma scale score was associated with shorter time to wean. (
  • Time to wean from after tracheotomy differed among the subgroups in our ICU. (
  • We celebrate the small victories, like tolerating weaning from the ventilator for extended periods of time, or slow decreases in morphine doses for infants who were born from a drug addicted mother. (
  • BPD can also occur in infants who were on a breathing machine ( ventilator ). (
  • Infants who have breathing problems are often put on a ventilator. (
  • A few may need breathing help from a ventilator for several years. (
  • Within two months, Ryan had improved enough to be discharged from the hospital to return to his parents' home with the required medical equipment, including the ventilator that was assisting his breathing. (
  • The sample was divided on Success Group (SG) and Failure Group (FG) of the weaning process. (
  • Further study is indicated to test benefits in a larger sample and earlier in the weaning process. (
  • They recognize the importance and benefits of including the Passy Muir ® Valve as a step in the weaning process. (
  • Covid-19 patients are put into a medically induced coma before being placed on a ventilator. (
  • ORLANDO, Fla. - Michael Kevin Rathel has been in a medically-induced coma on a ventilator at Orlando Health battling COVID-19 since April 4. (
  • What Doctors Are Learning From Autopsy Findings of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients - … Eddie Case was infected with coronavirus to the extent that he was put on both a respirator and a ventilator before undergoing a medically induced coma … "They were adamant about not covering the long-term ICU," she said. (
  • While at Kindred they were successful at weaning him off of the ventilator. (
  • A low cost, high performance emergency ventilator to help patients with coronavirus has been designed by a team at Imperial College London. (
  • The next day, he was taken to a larger Springfield hospital that was overflowing with patients and placed on a ventilator. (
  • The project was started by Imperial medic Dr Jakob Mathiszig-Lee , who was treating COVID-19 patients at the Royal Brompton hospital and watching the tragedy unfold around the world and recognised there would be an urgent, overwhelming need for ventilators worldwide. (
  • Noninvasive techniques include various external devices such as tight-fitting face masks connected to ventilators. (
  • Provided for an appropriate monitoring of these patients and provide appropriate weaning techniques. (
  • Testing of the prototype has shown that it can perform to MHRA specifications and can carry out the critical functions of ICU ventilators for COVID-19 patients. (
  • We aimed to produce a device that could perform all of the critical functions of ICU ventilators, using simple components outside of the medical supply chain. (