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).
The total volume of gas inspired or expired per unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute.
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 volume of air inspired or expired during each normal, quiet respiratory cycle. Common abbreviations are TV or V with subscript T.
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.
Application of positive pressure to the inspiratory phase when the patient has an artificial airway in place and is connected to a ventilator.
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).
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)
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.
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.
Techniques for administering artificial respiration without the need for INTRATRACHEAL INTUBATION.
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").
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.
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).
The exchange of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood that occurs across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
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.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
A colorless, odorless gas that can be formed by the body and is necessary for the respiration cycle of plants and animals.
Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.
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.
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).
Surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, or the opening so created.
The ratio of alveolar ventilation to simultaneous alveolar capillary blood flow in any part of the lung. (Stedman, 25th ed)
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.
A clinical manifestation of abnormal increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in arterial blood.
Devices that cover the nose and mouth to maintain aseptic conditions or to administer inhaled anesthetics or other gases. (UMDNS, 1999)
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.
The number of times an organism breathes with the lungs (RESPIRATION) per unit time, usually per minute.
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.
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.
Measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
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.
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)
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
The hospital unit in which patients with respiratory conditions requiring special attention receive intensive medical care and surveillance.
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 act of BREATHING in.
Surgical incision of the trachea.
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.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
Application of positive pressure to the inspiratory phase of spontaneous respiration.
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.
Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.
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)
Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.
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)
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.
A transient absence of spontaneous respiration.
Injury following pressure changes; includes injury to the eustachian tube, ear drum, lung and stomach.
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.
These include the muscles of the DIAPHRAGM and the INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES.
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Continuous recording of the carbon dioxide content of expired air.
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.
Mechanical ventilation delivered to match the patient's efforts in breathing as detected by the interactive ventilation device.
The act of BREATHING out.
Any hindrance to the passage of air into and out of the lungs.
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.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.
The posture of an individual lying face down.
A measure of the amount of WATER VAPOR in the air.
Techniques for supplying artificial respiration to a single lung.
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.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A reduction in the amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli.
A human infant born before 37 weeks of GESTATION.
Physiological processes and properties of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM as a whole or of any of its parts.
A type of oropharyngeal airway that provides an alternative to endotracheal intubation and standard mask anesthesia in certain patients. It is introduced into the hypopharynx to form a seal around the larynx thus permitting spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation without penetration of the larynx or esophagus. It is used in place of a facemask in routine anesthesia. The advantages over standard mask anesthesia are better airway control, minimal anesthetic gas leakage, a secure airway during patient transport to the recovery area, and minimal postoperative problems.
Relatively complete absence of oxygen in one or more tissues.
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.
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.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be breathed in and blown out over a sustained interval such as 15 or 20 seconds. Common abbreviations are MVV and MBC.
Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.
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.
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.
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.
Three-dimensional representation to show anatomic structures. Models may be used in place of intact animals or organisms for teaching, practice, and study.
A pulmonary ventilation rate faster than is metabolically necessary for the exchange of gases. It is the result of an increased frequency of breathing, an increased tidal volume, or a combination of both. It causes an excess intake of oxygen and the blowing off of carbon dioxide.
Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.
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.
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.
Excessive accumulation of extravascular fluid in the lung, an indication of a serious underlying disease or disorder. Pulmonary edema prevents efficient PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE in the PULMONARY ALVEOLI, and can be life-threatening.
Procedure in which patients are induced into an unconscious state through use of various medications so that they do not feel pain during surgery.
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:
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.
The volume of air remaining in the LUNGS at the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the RESIDUAL VOLUME and the EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is FRC.
Computer systems utilized as adjuncts in the treatment of disease.
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.
A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system.
The motion of air currents.
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
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).
The circulation of the BLOOD through the LUNGS.
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.
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.
A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.
The act of blowing a powder, vapor, or gas into any body cavity for experimental, diagnostic, or therapeutic purposes.
A respiratory support system used to remove mucus and clear airway by oscillating pressure on the chest.
The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen STPD used per milligram of tissue per hour; the rate at which oxygen enters the blood from alveolar gas, equal in the steady state to the consumption of oxygen by tissue metabolism throughout the body. (Stedman, 25th ed, p346)
The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.
The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.
Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.
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.
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.
The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.
Hospital units providing continuing surveillance and care to acutely ill newborn infants.
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.
Small polyhedral outpouchings along the walls of the alveolar sacs, alveolar ducts and terminal bronchioles through the walls of which gas exchange between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood takes place.
Unstable isotopes of krypton that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Kr atoms with atomic weights 74-77, 79, 81, 85, and 87-94 are radioactive krypton isotopes.
A condition of lung damage that is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (PULMONARY EDEMA) rich in NEUTROPHILS, and in the absence of clinical HEART FAILURE. This can represent a spectrum of pulmonary lesions, endothelial and epithelial, due to numerous factors (physical, chemical, or biological).
Evaluation, planning, and use of a range of procedures and airway devices for the maintenance or restoration of a patient's ventilation.
A noble gas that is found in the atmosphere. It has the atomic symbol Kr, atomic number 36, atomic weight 83.80, and has been used in electric bulbs.
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)
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.
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.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.
Removal of an endotracheal tube from the patient.
Drugs used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.
Substances and drugs that lower the SURFACE TENSION of the mucoid layer lining the PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
Cells specialized to detect chemical substances and relay that information centrally in the nervous system. Chemoreceptor cells may monitor external stimuli, as in TASTE and OLFACTION, or internal stimuli, such as the concentrations of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE in the blood.
The maintenance of certain aspects of the environment within a defined space to facilitate the function of that space; aspects controlled include air temperature and motion, radiant heat level, moisture, and concentration of pollutants such as dust, microorganisms, and gases. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
Anesthesia caused by the breathing of anesthetic gases or vapors or by insufflating anesthetic gases or vapors into the respiratory tract.
The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.
The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.
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.
Continuous care and monitoring of newborn infants with life-threatening conditions, in any setting.
The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
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.
Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
A central respiratory stimulant with a brief duration of action. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmocopoeia, 30th ed, p1225)
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
Treatment of food with physical methods such as heat, high pressure, radiation, or electric current to destroy organisms that cause disease or food spoilage.
Ventilation of the middle ear in the treatment of secretory (serous) OTITIS MEDIA, usually by placement of tubes or grommets which pierce the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).
A specialty concerned with the study of anesthetics and anesthesia.
The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
Devices that control the supply of electric current for running electrical equipment.
Liquid perfluorinated carbon compounds which may or may not contain a hetero atom such as nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur, but do not contain another halogen or hydrogen atom. This concept includes fluorocarbon emulsions and fluorocarbon blood substitutes.
A type of lung inflammation resulting from the aspiration of food, liquid, or gastric contents into the upper RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.
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.
Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is caused by bacterial infections.
A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
Difficult or labored breathing.
An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Measurement of volume of air inhaled or exhaled by the lung.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
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.
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.
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)
Burns of the respiratory tract caused by heat or inhaled chemicals.
Washing liquid obtained from irrigation of the lung, including the BRONCHI and the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. It is generally used to assess biochemical, inflammatory, or infection status of the lung.
An infant whose weight at birth is less than 1500 grams (3.3 lbs), regardless of gestational age.
Unstable isotopes of xenon that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Xe atoms with atomic weights 121-123, 125, 127, 133, 135, 137-145 are radioactive xenon isotopes.
The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
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.
Barriers used to separate and remove PARTICULATE MATTER from air.
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)
Ratings that express, in numerical values, the degree of impairment or abnormality in the function of specific organs.
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.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
A noble gas with the atomic symbol Xe, atomic number 54, and atomic weight 131.30. It is found in the earth's atmosphere and has been used as an anesthetic.
Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).
General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
Agents that cause an increase in the expansion of a bronchus or bronchial tubes.
The age of the conceptus, beginning from the time of FERTILIZATION. In clinical obstetrics, the gestational age is often estimated as the time from the last day of the last MENSTRUATION which is about 2 weeks before OVULATION and fertilization.
Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The extra volume of air that can be expired with maximum effort beyond the level reached at the end of a normal, quiet expiration. Common abbreviation is ERV.
Gases or volatile liquids that vary in the rate at which they induce anesthesia; potency; the degree of circulation, respiratory, or neuromuscular depression they produce; and analgesic effects. Inhalation anesthetics have advantages over intravenous agents in that the depth of anesthesia can be changed rapidly by altering the inhaled concentration. Because of their rapid elimination, any postoperative respiratory depression is of relatively short duration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p173)
Diseases of the respiratory system in general or unspecified or for a specific respiratory disease not available.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.
Surgery performed on the heart.
The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.
Respiratory retention of carbon dioxide. It may be chronic or acute.
The contamination of indoor air.
Elements that constitute group 18 (formerly the zero group) of the periodic table. They are gases that generally do not react chemically.
Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.
A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.
Disorders characterized by multiple cessations of respirations during sleep that induce partial arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. Sleep apnea syndromes are divided into central (see SLEEP APNEA, CENTRAL), obstructive (see SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE), and mixed central-obstructive types.
A goal for most patients on mechanical ventilation is to be weaned from the ventilator. The weaning process is highly dependent ... A prospective study of indexes predicting the outcome of weaning from mechanical ventilation. N Engl J Med 1991;324:1445-1450. ... Briefly move the tubing supply from the ventilator to continuous supply oxygen ("wall oxygen") Reduce pressure support to 5 cm ... on the patient's pathology, but the final common pathway to ventilator independence always includes at least one trial of ...
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The rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) is a tool that is used in the weaning of mechanical ventilation on intensive care ... Weaning patients from the ventilator. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 6;367(23):2233-9. PMID 23215559 ... Patients should be assessed daily for their readiness to be weaned from mechanical ventilation by withdrawing sedation and ... "A prospective study of indexes predicting the outcome of trials of weaning from mechanical ventilation" (PDF). N. Engl. J. Med ...
2008). "Efficacy and safety of a paired sedation and ventilator weaning protocol for mechanically ventilated patients in ... Ely's group has been studying the long term effects of mechanical ventilation and sedation on patients in intensive care units ... Ely and his colleagues published the findings of a study into the efficacy of a ventilator weaning protocol (called spontaneous ... at ceasing sedation and paired it with concurrent attempts at a spontaneous breathing trial through the ventilator weaning ...
Intermittent positive pressure ventilation MeSH E02.880.820.950 - ventilator weaning MeSH E02.912.400.300 - hemodiafiltration ... high-frequency ventilation MeSH E02.880.820.508.510 - high-frequency jet ventilation MeSH E02.880.820.525 - liquid ventilation ...
... slow weaning from the ventilator without pain relief or being sent to a hospice, both of which she refused. Ms B's request was ... Following the court's decision in her favour, Ms B was moved to a hospital that removed her from ventilation, where she died on ... Despite the existence of the living will, Ms B's doctors denied her request to be removed from ventilation claiming the living ... After finally being declared mentally competent, Ms B was not granted her wish to be removed from ventilation but was instead ...
... invasive or non-invasive mechanical ventilation management, training patients weaning the ventilator, aerosol therapy, inhaled ... Some of these patients had been treated using the few available negative pressure ventilators, but these devices (while helpful ... Other ICU needs include airway or ventilator support due to respiratory compromise. The cumulative effects of multiple organ ... At this time, Carl-Gunnar Engström had developed one of the first artificial positive-pressure volume-controlled ventilators, ...
Positive airway pressure ventilators (PAP) - These ventilators are specifically designed for non-invasive ventilation. This ... Timing of withdrawal from mechanical ventilation-also known as weaning-is an important consideration. People who require ... May 2014 "Ventilator Management: Introduction to Ventilator Management, Modes of Mechanical Ventilation, Methods of Ventilatory ... Mechanical ventilation, assisted ventilation or intermittent mandatory ventilation (IMV), is the medical term for artificial ...
IMV is frequently paired with additional strategies to improve weaning from ventilator support or to improve cardiovascular ... mandatory ventilation with and without pressure support ventilation in weaning patients with COPD from mechanical ventilation ... Proportional assist ventilation is a mode in which the ventilator guarantees the percentage of work regardless of changes in ... Synchronized Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation is a variation of IMV, in which the ventilator breaths are synchronized with ...
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 ... Mandatory minute ventilation is a volume control mode of ventilation and a derivative of intermittent mandatory ventilation. ... Mandatory minute ventilation (MMV) (also called minimum minute ventilation) is a mode of mechanical ventilation ...
Also see adaptive support ventilation. Main article:Negative pressure ventilator Negative-pressure ventilation stimulates (or ... and reduce weaning time. In the ASV mode, every breath is synchronized with patient effort if such an effort exists, and ... The method for monitoring whether or not the patient is meeting the required minute ventilation (VE) differs by ventilator ... But BiPAP(tm) is a trademark for a noninvasive ventilation mode in a specific ventilator (Respironics Inc.). Other ...
... (VAP) is a type of lung infection that occurs in people who are on mechanical ventilation ... A variety of aggressive weaning protocols to limit the amount of time a person spends intubated have been proposed. One ... VAP can develop at any time during ventilation, but occurs most often in the first week of mechanical ventilation. There is ... "Pneumonia (Ventilator-associated [VAP] and non-ventilator-associated Pneumonia [PNEU]) Event" (PDF). Centers for Disease ...
A breath by breath trigger, limit, cycling (TLC) classification of the common modes of ventilation. (V = ventilator; P = ... "Modes of mechanical ventilation and weaning. A national survey of Spanish hospitals. The Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative ... There are many modes of mechanical ventilation. In medicine, mechanical ventilation is a method to mechanically assist or ... Navalesi P, Costa R (2003). "New modes of mechanical ventilation: proportional assist ventilation, neurally adjusted ...
The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. He is responding ... Afterwards, his spokeswoman said that he was in a coma and on a ventilator in the hospital. She also said that Navalny only ... "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, ...
... non-invasive ventilation, ventilation weaning, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, respiratory therapy outpatient clinics and ... built for focusing on difficult-weaning patients' ventilator weaning. Moreover, after 5 years of experience in hospital, ... A vital role in ICU is the initiation and maintenance of mechanical ventilation and the care of artificial airways. Respiratory ... providing around the clock support for home ventilators and other equipment for conditions like sleep apnea. In the clinic or ...
Pierce JD, Wiggins SA, Plaskon C, Glass C (1993). "Pressure support ventilation: reducing the work of breathing during weaning ... is a spontaneous mode of ventilation. The patient initiates every breath and the ventilator delivers support with the preset ... "Pressure support ventilation advisory system provides valid recommendations for setting ventilator". Respir Care. 56 (3): 271-7 ... MAQUET, "Modes of ventilation in SERVO-i, invasive and non-invasive", 2008 MAQUET Critical Care AB, Order No 66 14 692 MAQUET ...
After the baby was weaned off constant ventilator support, the mother agreed to move the child to a nursing facility, but the ... The court interpreted the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) to require continued ventilation for the ... Stephanie remained on ventilator support for six weeks while Fairfax searched for another hospital to transfer her to, but no ... At trial, several experts testified that providing ventilator support to an anencephalic infant went beyond the accepted ...
... such as the warming of burn unit and surgical suites and the weaning of patients from ventilators. Ferrannini E."The ... Ambient and diluted fractions of O2 and CO2 are measured for a known ventilation rate, and O2 consumption and CO2 production ... Interface with a Ventilator (Intensive Care settings): In case the patient is mechanically ventilated, an indirect calorimeter ... which applies an adjustable ventilation through it. Exhaled gas dilutes with the fresh air ventilated under the hood and a ...
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. Heliox - In ... Buczkowski PW, Fombon FN, Russell WC, Thompson JP (November 2005). "Effects of helium on high frequency jet ventilation in ... which can lead to respiratory failure and require intubation and mechanical ventilation. Heliox may reduce all these effects, ...
It is possible that it can also be used to detect abnormalities in ventilation. However, the use of a pulse oximeter to detect ... Low SpO2 may indicate severe COVID-19-related pneumonia, requiring a ventilator. Pulse oximetry solely measures hemoglobin ... faster oxygen weaning time, lower sensor utilization, and lower length of stay. The measure-through motion and low perfusion ... Such conditions occur while undergoing anesthesia with endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation or in patients in the ...
Ventilator: This is a breathing machine that delivers air to the lungs. Babies who are severely ill will receive this ... Provide a full range of respiratory support that may include conventional and/or high-frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric ... Typically, the ventilator takes the role of the lungs while treatment is administered to improve lung and circulatory function. ... It usually has a miniature ventilator, cardio-respiratory monitor, IV pump, pulse oximeter, and oxygen supply built into its ...
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Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury. Big Ideas Theater, Mechanical Ventilation. *Summer Ventilation Webcast Series Continues. ... Mechanical Ventilation, Webcast. *Visualizing Mechanical Ventilation. Big Ideas Theater, Current Topics, Mechanical Ventilation ... In the case of ventilator weaning, Haas says protocols managed by non-physician health care providers have been around since ... Haas believes RTs are the right clinicians to deliver care via ventilator weaning protocols because they are the clinicians who ...
Find out what you need to know about being on a ventilator in the hospital. ... Being on a ventilator is a normal part of surgery, but for some patients it turns into a much longer process and a stay in the ... Ventilator Weaning. Weaning is the term used for the process of removing someone from the ventilator. Most surgery patients are ... Long Term Ventilator Care. For patients who are unable to be weaned from the ventilator, a tracheostomy may be necessary. An ...
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A computer driven weaning ventilator, using closed-loop ventilation, taking into account patients lung mechanics and exhaled ... Ventilator weaning. Protocols. Computer driven weaning. Decision Making, Computer-Assisted. Therapy, Computer-Assisted. ... Objective: To compare MV weaning times between an Automatic Weaning Ventilation System (SmartCare/PS) and SBT groups. ... Active Comparator: Conventional weaning protocol A conventional weaning protocol consisting of a daily weaning screen, which is ...
Weaning Failure Complication of Respirator [Ventilator] Other: Multidisciplinary weaning-ventilator protocol Not Applicable ... Discontinuation of ventilation was based in multidisciplinary protocol.. Other: Multidisciplinary weaning-ventilator protocol ... Duration of Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation [ Time Frame: days ]. *Duration of Mechanical Ventilation [ Time Frame: days ] ... Evaluation of a Systematic Approach to Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation. The safety and scientific validity of this study is ...
Weaning What we will Discuss:. Basics of ventilation. Modes of ventilation. Initial Ventilator settings. Initial adjustments to ... Transcript of Mechanical Ventilation. Mechanical Ventilation. Ryan Laschober. Positve Presure Ventilation. Ventilator Breath. ... Low Volume Ventilation. Low volume ventilation is designed to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. Initiation volume is 6-8mL ... methods of weaning from vent What we will not discuss:. CPAP. NPPV (BIPAP). Indications for ventilation. Intubation steps. Goal ...
The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) as a systematic extubation and weaning ... Prolonged duration of endotracheal mechanical ventilation (ETMV) is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality in ... Noninvasive ventilation as a systematic extubation and weaning technique in acute-on-chronic respiratory failure: a prospective ... The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) as a systematic extubation and weaning ...
Ventilator weaning-induced cardiac failure. When switching from positive pressure ventilation (with and without positive end- ... 25 mmHg). In addition, failure to wean the patient from the ventilator was also accompanied by a decrease in PAC-derived SvO2 ... Other ways of conducting weaning trials, such as applying low levels of pressure support ventilation, might not reveal an ... Continuous recordings of mixed venous oxygen saturation during weaning from mechanical ventilation and the ramifications ...
Physiological determinants of weaning success and failure are usually studied in ventilator-supported patients, comparing those ... Pulmonary Ventilation*. Respiratory Mechanics*. Respiratory Muscles / physiopathology. Ventilator Weaning*. Work of Breathing* ... successful weaning [SW] group, n = 16) or 5 weeks later, in the case of repeated weaning failure (failed weaning [FW] group, n ... METHODS: In 30 stable tracheotomised ventilator-dependent patients admitted to a weaning center inside a respiratory intensive ...
Full text: Available Index: LILACS (Americas) Main subject: Respiration, Artificial / Ventilator Weaning Limits: Humans ... The rapid shallow breathing index as a predictor of successful mechanical ventilation weaning: clinical utility when calculated ... The rapid shallow breathing index as a predictor of successful mechanical ventilation wean ... from ventilator data / Índice de respiração rápida e superficial como previsor de sucesso de desmame da ventilação mecânica: ...
Complications of ventilation. Effect of mechanical ventilation on control of breathing. Patient ventilator asynchrony. Heart ... Weaning. Extubation. Long term ventilation. Outcome and follow-up. Section V -Treatment of specific diseases ARDS. Asthma. ... Section III - Invasive ventilation Background and history. Basics. Modes of ventilation. Adjuncts to ventilation. Section IV - ... Indications for mechanical ventilation. Section II - Non-invasive treatment modalities O2 therapy. Non invasive ventilation. ...
Laghi F, Fernandez R (2012) Noninvasive ventilation for weaning in hypoxemic respiratory failure: not ready for prime time. ... Noninvasive ventilation, monitoring and patient-ventilator interactions, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sedation, ... Noninvasive ventilation. In 2012, the journal published several articles dealing with the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) ... As compared with adaptive support ventilation, the use of IntelliVent-ASV® was associated with a decrease in minute ventilation ...
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A breath by breath trigger, limit, cycling (TLC) classification of the common modes of ventilation. (V = ventilator; P = ... "Modes of mechanical ventilation and weaning. A national survey of Spanish hospitals. The Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative ... There are many modes of mechanical ventilation. In medicine, mechanical ventilation is a method to mechanically assist or ... Navalesi P, Costa R (2003). "New modes of mechanical ventilation: proportional assist ventilation, neurally adjusted ...
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  • Consider systematic reduction in ventilatory support using pressure support ventilation. (
  • Background: Mechanical ventilation (MV) weaning is commonly performed using Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBT) with pressure support ventilation after a daily weaning screen [1]. (
  • The Control group consisted of a daily weaning screen and SBT with pressure support ventilation. (
  • Conventional invasive pressure support ventilation (IPSV) was used as the control weaning technique in 16 patients (IPSV group), and NIV was applied immediately after extubation in 17 patients (NIV group). (
  • Adaptive support ventilation (ASV) is a closed-loop ventilation mode that can act both as pressure support ventilation (PSV) and pressure-controlled ventilation. (
  • Spontaneous breathing trials (SBT) with T-piece or pressure support ventilation (PSV) are common methods of weaning, but both require close patient observation for indicators of possible failure. (
  • Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist as an alternative to pressure support ventilation in adults: a French multicentre randomized trial. (
  • The objective of this study was to compare NAVA and pressure support ventilation (PSV) in the early phase of weaning from mechanical ventilation. (
  • These include T-piece, synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation and pressure support ventilation. (
  • Pressure support ventilation (PSV) augments the patient's spontaneous inspiration with a positive pressure "boost. (
  • There are two main modalities of NIV: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) with positive end expiratory pressure. (
  • This is commonly done using a pressure support ventilation (PSV) mode or a T-piece trial. (
  • These are T-Piece , pressure support ventilation (PSV), synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) and using NPPV as a bridge to total disconnection from ventilatory support. (
  • Pressure support ventilation augments the patient's spontaneous breaths with positive pressure boost during inspiration i.e. assisting each spontaneous inspiration. (
  • However, it is associated with several complications, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia and the increase of hospital morbidity and mortality. (
  • Failure to recognize ventilator withdrawal potential may result in increased time on mechanical ventilation, length of stay, risk of complications such as ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), mortality, and costs. (
  • The effect of reintubation on ventilator-associated pneumonia and mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with intubation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a relatively common complication in patients who receive prolonged mechanical ventilation. (
  • Incidence of and risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients. (
  • Nosocomial pneumonia in patients receiving continuous mechanical ventilation. (
  • Her research interests include improving outcomes in the mechanically ventilated adult critically ill patient population, prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, and positional therapy as an adjunct treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. (
  • VILI) and leads to Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). (
  • To prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia, which is associated with high mortality, mechanically ventilated patients should be placed in the semirecumbent position and receive antiseptic oral care. (
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a technique that emerged in the 1980's, that consists of applying positive pressure to conscious patients through different interfaces, it has been shown to be useful in acute RF, reducing the need for EI and decreasing its associated risk of infection, mainly ventilator-associated pneumonia. (
  • Approximately two-thirds of patients with acute SCI will experience complications such as atelectasis, pneumonia, and respiratory failure, which will require mechanical ventilation [ 1 , 2 ]. (
  • Noninvasive ventilation (NIV), as a weaning-facilitating strategy in predominantly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mechanically ventilated patients, is associated with reduced ventilator-associated pneumonia, total duration of mechanical ventilation, length of intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stay, and mortality. (
  • What is the benefit associated with a depletive fluid management strategy on ventilator-associated complication (VAC) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) during weaning from mechanical ventilation? (
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia during weaning from mechanical ventilation: role of fluid management. (
  • 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. (
  • Last, one must liberate the patient from the assistance of mechanical ventilation as soon as is safe given increased morbidity and mortality associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation use (e.g., ventilator-associated pneumonia). (
  • Thus, liberating the patient from the ventilator and removing the endotracheal tube (extubation) as soon as it is safe to do so are of extreme importance. (
  • Our objective is to compare mechanical ventilation times, weaning success up to 48 hours after extubation, re-intubation rates between a group with computer driven weaning protocol (SmartCare) versus a weaning protocol with daily weaning screens and spontaneous breathing trials in ICU patients ventilated for more than 24 hours. (
  • MV and weaning time, maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximum expiratory pressure (MEP), vital capacity (VC), respiratory frequency to tidal volume ration (f/Vt), use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) post extubation, and re-intubation rate we evaluated. (
  • We implemented a multidisciplinary protocol for weaning from mechanical ventilation.This consist of a daily screening for readiness, performing a spontaneous breathing test, evaluation of signs of intolerance and decision on extubation. (
  • The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) as a systematic extubation and weaning technique to reduce the duration of ETMV in acute-on-chronic respiratory failure (ACRF). (
  • Twenty patients randomly received immediate NIV after early extubation or conventional weaning. (
  • At the end of the study, arterial blood gas, success of extubation, septic complications, ICU length of stay, and mortality were similar, but the number of days without invasive ventilation at day 28 was higher in the NIV group than in the control group. (
  • The authors concluded that, in a highly experienced centre, early extubation followed by NIV is feasible and might facilitate liberation from mechanical ventilation in selected patients with hypoxaemic ARF. (
  • Rate of reintubation in mechanically ventilated neurosurgical and neurologic patients: evaluation of a systematic approach to weaning and extubation. (
  • The clinical follow-up will be as follow: the incidence of extubation failure, the reintubation, the ICU and hospital mortality, 28-day survival, the complications associated to mechanical ventilation, ICU and hospital length of stay. (
  • Closed-loop modes and automated weaning procedures aim to set the most appropriate supporting pressure levels for the patient and promote early extubation, with conflicting results [ 5 - 8 ]. (
  • Noninvasive ventilation immediately after extubation improves weaning outcome after acute respiratory failure: a randomized controlled trial. (
  • Included patients met extubation criteria with at least 72 hours of mechanical ventilation due to acute respiratory failure, after following the ICU weaning protocol. (
  • We compared both groups regarding gas exchange 15 minutes, 2 hours, and 24 hours after extubation, reintubation rate after 48 hours, duration of mechanical ventilation, ICU length of stay, and hospital mortality. (
  • Noninvasive ventilation can have a role in reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients but should not be used to treat extubation failure. (
  • Present methods include intermittent mandatory ventilation, intermittent positive pressure ventilation, and mandatory minute volume ventilation. (
  • While the fundamental principles underlying mechanical ventilatory support have changed little over the decades, much progress has been made in our understanding of the secondary pathophysiologic changes associated with positive-pressure ventilation. (
  • Promote noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. (
  • Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV, also called CPAP or BiPAP) is essentially a ventilator connected to a face mask which permits patients to communicate while they receive support. (
  • Most ventilators today are computer-controlled, functioning in complex ways to produce positive-pressure ventilation that more closely matches the individual patient's breathing needs. (
  • In this document NIV refers to non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, and other less commonly used techniques such as external negative pressure or rocking beds will not be discussed. (
  • Weaning can also be carried out by a process of progressive withdrawal in which ventilatory support is gradually withdrawn. (
  • Difficulty weaning from mechanical ventilation can be defined as failure to tolerate SBTs or failure to tolerate more systematic reduction in the level of ventilatory support. (
  • In conclusion, NIV permits earlier removal of the endotracheal tube than with conventional IPSV, and reduces the duration of daily ventilatory support without increasing the risk of weaning failures. (
  • 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. (
  • Perspectives on invasive and noninvasive ventilatory support for critically ill patients are evolving, as much evidence indicates that ventilation may have positive effects on patient survival and the quality of the care provided in intensive care units in Brazil. (
  • Mechanically ventilated patients should have a daily assessment relating to their ability to be weaned from ventilatory support. (
  • If the patient can maintain gas exchange at minimal levels of pressure support (usually 5 to 10 cm H2O) or when on the T-piece, the feasibility of weaning from mechanical ventilatory support can be assessed. (
  • In addition, it is indicated ventilation includes both the assessment of a as a measure to control ventilation in critically ill patient's readiness to breathe independently and patients and as prophylaxis for impending collapse the systematic reduction of ventilatory support. (
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) refers to the provision of ventilatory support through the patient's upper airway using a mask or similar device. (
  • Invasive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure provides life-saving supportive care. (
  • The two weaning groups were similar for type of chronic respiratory failure (CRF), pulmonary function data, age, Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS II), and severity of ACRF on admission. (
  • In 2012, the journal published several articles dealing with the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). (
  • Noninvasive ventilation is a therapeutic option in some patients with chronic respiratory failure. (
  • Comparative Study of Non-Invasive Mask Ventilation vs Cuirass Ventilation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure. (
  • Non-invasive ventilation has become increasingly important in the management of patients with acute respiratory failure. (
  • We aimed to manage noninvasive ventilation in patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure. (
  • To assess the effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation in patients with acute respiratory failure and do-not-intubate or comfort-measures-only orders. (
  • Long-term noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to treat chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure is still controversial in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. (
  • 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). (
  • The six general chapters feature an overview of the respiratory failure patient, followed by noninvasive and invasive treatment strategies, modes of mechanical ventilation, management of the ventilated patient, and management tips for specific respiratory conditions. (
  • It can be a challenge to keep up with the latest innovations in hospital ventilation systems and techniques, and the many ways they are changing the management of patients with respiratory failure. (
  • 1, 2 This has proved to be so successful that it has become widely accepted as the standard method of non-invasive ventilation used in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure caused by chest wall deformity, neuromuscular disease, or impaired central respiratory drive. (
  • Non-invasive ventilation has been shown to be an effective treatment for acute hypercapnic respiratory failure, particularly in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (
  • In clinical practice, Type I respiratory failure is the most common indication for initiating mechanical ventilation. (
  • Recognition of readiness for spontaneous breathing followed by timely SBTs, lasting from 30 to 120 minutes, and conducted on T-piece, CPAP, or low levels of pressure support (with or without automatic tube compensation), has become the preferred method of weaning. (
  • Recently, an argument has developed as to which weaning protocol would be more appropriated, and whether a computer driven weaning protocol could have better results than the conventional weaning protocols focusing on daily screening and daily interruption of sedation followed by a spontaneous breathing test. (
  • INTRODUCTION: Physiological determinants of weaning success and failure are usually studied in ventilator-supported patients, comparing those who failed a trial of spontaneous breathing with those who tolerated such a trial and were successfully extubated. (
  • Spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) may shorten time on mechanical ventilation and improve outcomes. (
  • Sedation and weaning from mechanical ventilation: Linking spontaneous awakening trials and spontaneous breathing trials to improve patient outcomes. (
  • Together with sedation holidays, spontaneous breathing trials may help you to ensure safe, early liberation from mechanical ventilation and better outcomes for your patients. (
  • In medicine, mechanical ventilation is a method to mechanically assist or replace spontaneous breathing. (
  • Ventilation management involves providing optimal mechanical ventilation in order to promote the patient's recovery and to reestablish spontaneous breathing. (
  • T-piece trials consist of alternating intervals of time on the ventilator with intervals of spontaneous breathing. (
  • To facilitate spontaneous breathing, the patient is removed from the ventilator and a T-shaped tube is attached to the endotracheal tube or tracheostomy tube. (
  • Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) is a ventilator mode that delivers a preset number of breaths to the patient but coordinates them with the patient's spontaneous breaths. (
  • If the patient tolerates SIMV weaning, the ventilator mode may be changed to constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a final trial of spontaneous breathing prior to removing the endotracheal tube. (
  • This is important because current ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction prevention strategies call for periods of spontaneous ventilation or other interventions that decrease ventilator support. (
  • The same research group recently showed that propofol, commonly used for sedation in mechanically ventilated patients, does not protect against oxidative injury and induces similar diaphragm dysfunction and atrophy during spontaneous breathing and mechanical ventilation in rats. (
  • The ICU-quality system includes mandatory, assist, and spontaneous ventilation modes along with built-in safeguards to meet individual patient's needs. (
  • [3] Which means more patients in all phases of ventilation - controlled, supported, non-invasive and during spontaneous breathing trials - can benefit from advanced lung protective strategies. (
  • Each ventilator breath is delivered in synchrony with the patient's breaths, yet the patient is allowed to completely control the spontaneous breaths. (
  • Many studies show that a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) is a good method of identifying patients ready to be weaned from mechanical ventilation. (
  • The weaning process is highly dependent on the patient's pathology, but the final common pathway to ventilator independence always includes at least one trial of spontaneous breathing. (
  • As recent studies indicate better results with spontaneous breathing using a T-piece or PSV (25-27), Korean weaning methods largely conform to current evidence. (
  • The ventilator does not assist the spontaneous breaths i.e. the patient determines the respiratory rate and tidal volume. (
  • Its Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT) technology provides data to help clinicians decide when to safely wean patients from ventilation. (
  • Patients should be assessed daily for their readiness to be weaned from mechanical ventilation by withdrawing sedation and performing a spontaneous breathing trial. (
  • Moreover, they may improve patient-ventilator interactions and outcomes, and provide a partial solution to the forecast clinician shortages by reducing ICU-related costs, time spent on mechanical ventilation, and staff workload. (
  • Secondary outcomes included asynchrony index, ventilator-free days and mortality. (
  • Multidisciplinary teams that incorporate the valve as a routine strategy in ventilator weaning have improved outcomes. (
  • The objective for the bedside clinician is to avoid the need to urgently or emergently initiate mechanical ventilation, as adverse outcomes are significantly more likely to occur in such circumstances. (
  • FOOTNOTE=Luetz A, Goldmann A, Weber-Carstens S, Spies C. Weaning from mechanical ventilation and sedation. (
  • 6 In conjunction with good sedation management, SBTs can help return your patients to unsupported breathing sooner, potentially reducing the risks and discomfort of prolonged mechanical ventilation. (
  • Efficacy and safety of a paired sedation and ventilator weaning protocol for mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care (Awakening and Breathing Controlled trial): a randomised controlled trial. (
  • evidence that the endurance of diaphragmatic breathing after ~60 hours of sedation and ventilation did not decline in paced subjects, while the endurance declined rapidly in the control subjects. (
  • The correct selection of patients and interfaces, early application of the technique, the achievement of a good synchrony between patients and the ventilator avoiding excessive leakage, close monitoring, proactive management, and in some cases mild sedation, may warrant the success of the technique. (
  • Retrospective observational study of children (28 days-18 year) admitted between January 1st 2002 and January 1st 2005 who needed controlled mechanical ventilation for 5 days and initial sedation with midazolam were included. (
  • Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) mode. (
  • The ventilator gently pushes air into the lungs and allows it to come back out, like the lungs would typically do when they are able. (
  • This is done because it can be upsetting and irritating to the patient to have an endotracheal tube in place and feel the ventilator pushing air into the lungs. (
  • A set peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) is applied, and the pressure difference between the ventilator and the lungs results in inflation until the peak pressure is attained and passive exhalation follows. (
  • Nevertheless, pressure-cycled ventilation has achieved considerable popularity in the intensive care setting for management of patients with ARDS, whose lungs are most likely to be characterized by a broad range of alveolar dysfunction and are also most vulnerable to the effects of barotrauma and volutrauma. (
  • He still has a problem with fluid in his lungs, but they're starting to wean from the vent again. (
  • In contrast, to deliver a breath, a mechanical ventilator pushes air into the lungs. (
  • Often an inflated cuff is used during mechanical ventilation to ensure that all air is delivered through the tracheostomy tube and to the lungs and then returned to the ventilator to be monitored and measured. (
  • As gas was pulled out of the ventilator chamber, the resulting negative pressure caused the chest wall to expand, which pulled gas into the lungs. (
  • Use of a device that supplies humidified oxygen is more effective than a technique that reduces positive airway pressure delivered to the lungs in helping patients who have been on a ventilator more than 21 days regain the ability to breathe on their own, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. (
  • Delivering the best possible care to patients on mechanical ventilation means getting those patients off mechanical ventilation as soon as it is safely possible. (
  • Haas believes RTs are the right clinicians to deliver care via ventilator weaning protocols because they are the clinicians who are typically at the bedside of patients on mechanical ventilation. (
  • Delivering the best possible care to patients on mechanical ventilation m. (
  • It is estimated that 7.1 percent of all patients admitted to an intensive care unit and 16.1 percent of all patients on mechanical ventilation develop acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome. (
  • A goal for most patients on mechanical ventilation is to be weaned from the ventilator. (
  • The aim of the proposed study is to evaluate the effect of cycling exercise in patients on mechanical ventilation appointed to weaning process. (
  • Protocols are written with sufficient detail that different clinicians with various clinical expertise will arrive at the same decision for the same clinical scenario," explained Haas, who serves as education and research director, adult respiratory care, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor and has published a number of papers on mechanical ventilation in peer review journals. (
  • In the case of ventilator weaning, Haas says protocols managed by non-physician health care providers have been around since the late 1990s and have been proposed as a best practice since the release of a clinical practice guideline (CPG) in 2001. (
  • That CPG reviewed 17 clinical trials comparing ventilator liberation protocols vs. no protocol and reported a 25-hour reduction in duration of ventilation from a median of five days, along with a one-day reduction in ICU length of stay. (
  • So far, there has been no clinical evidence to compare automatic weaning trials with those of SBT. (
  • Clinical studies show that clinical evaluation has a low sensitivity for correctly identifying patients who are ready for successful weaning compared to protocolized weaning. (
  • This book includes detailed sections on invasive ventilation, including the principles of each ventilatory mode and its applications in clinical practice. (
  • Several recent clinical trials have demonstrated that optimizing ventilatory parameters reduces overall duration of mechanical ventilation and organ failure. (
  • Clinical studies on the influence of sevoflurane on ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction will have to control for many variables to attribute the findings to sevoflurane and not to something else. (
  • Optimized for day-to-day clinical use and overflow ventilation needs, the system provides invasive and non-invasive respiratory support at a lower cost of ownership without the traditional requirements for costly service or maintenance plans. (
  • The RESPOND-19 Ventilator is ideal for day-to-day clinical use or overflow ventilation needs. (
  • The clinical course of the patient's illness was characterized by serious hemodynamic instability and difficulty in weaning from mechanical ventilation. (
  • It is essential that NIV is applied in an appropriate clinical area by appropriately trained staff using the optimal ventilator mode, settings, and interface for that patient with adequate monitoring. (
  • East TD, Böhm SH, Wallace CJ, Clemmer TP et al (1992) A successful computerized protocol for clinical management of pressure control inverse ratio ventilation in ARDS patients. (
  • The goal is to optimize both gas exchange and clinical status at minimum FiO2 and ventilator pressure. (
  • Examines principles and theory of clinical application of airway management and artificial ventilation. (
  • The ReVel ventilator also provides monitoring and clinical tools to assist clinicians in best managing and caring for patients in hospital or alternate care facilities. (
  • In addition, the researchers discovered several clinical variables associated with the time required for successful weaning in addition to weaning technique: age, ventilator duration before randomizing, the ratio of how fast and deep a patient could breathe, and the strength of a patient's ability to inhale. (
  • As compared with PS, NAVA improved patient-ventilator synchrony during NIV by reducing trigger delay and severe asynchrony and by abolishing ineffective efforts and both delayed and premature cycling. (
  • Two modes of ventilation--proportional assist ventilation and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist--deliver assisted ventilation proportional to the patient's effort, improving patient-ventilator synchrony. (
  • If it is used with spontaneously breathing patients, they must be sedated and/or pharmacologically paralyzed so they don't breathe out of synchrony with the ventilator. (
  • Third, one must optimize the patient-ventilator interface (i.e., synchrony) by matching the patient's innate inspiratory time with the mechanical (or set) inspiratory time so as to avoid increasing the work of the respiratory muscles. (
  • Patient-ventilator synchrony. (
  • Future trials should investigate whether improved patient-ventilator synchrony can reduce ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction and decrease weaning failure. (
  • It is also associated with numerous complications that prolong the duration of time spent on the ventilator and increases mortality. (
  • To avoid such complications, we need to wean these patients off the ventilator as soon as possible. (
  • For this reason, it is important to have a specific weaning protocol, which will reduce the time on mechanical ventilation, and avoiding the need for re-intubation and other complications. (
  • The investigators objectives are create and implement an multidisciplinary evidenced-based ventilator-weaning protocol to assess whether a systematic approach compared with the physician's judgment only decreases time spent on the ventilator, complications of mechanical ventilation and length of stay in critical care unit. (
  • 0001). Most patients in the IPSV group developed complications related to ETMV and/or the weaning process, but the difference was not significant (nine of 16 versus six of 17). (
  • Mechanical ventilation is expensive and ventilator-associated complications can further increase the costs dramatically. (
  • The ventilation of the patient under general anesthesia is an old problem and extensively studied, especially in visceral surgery, higher risk of postoperative complications. (
  • Intubation, with subsequent mechanical ventilation, is a common life-saving intervention in the emergency department (ED). Given the increasing length of stay of ventilated patients in EDs, it is necessary for emergency practitioners to have a good understanding of techniques to optimize mechanical ventilation and minimize complications. (
  • Additionally, an upsurge in utilization of noninvasive ventilation has permitted many patients to avoid the risks and complications of tracheal intubation. (
  • Lungpacer Medical is a preclinical stage medical device company pioneering the development of neurostimulation systems designed to reduce complications by preserving the integrity and strength of the diaphragm muscle in critically ill patients who require mechanical ventilation. (
  • Staying up to date on emerging applications, including noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and high-flow therapy, is important given how many patients are ventilated during a hospital stay and the importance of weaning to reduce complications from continued breathing assistance. (
  • Summarizing state-of-the-art developments in long-term mechanical ventilation use, this comprehensive treatise reviews the applications, complications, and care of breathing disorders affecting the growing population of ventilation-assisted individuals-including neuromuscular and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and chest wall deformities. (
  • It is however noteworthy that being weaned off a ventilator after 72 hours is a bit more difficult because the longer ventilation pressures and controlled breathing make the risk of complications higher. (
  • 14. Detect complications that may occur during mechanical ventilation. (
  • The ventilator is attached to the tube and the ventilator provides "breaths" to the patient. (
  • During the ventilatory weaning process, the modes of mechanical ventilation are gradually changed to allow the patient to initiate more breaths while the ventilator provides less. (
  • The ventilatory weaning process is accomplished by decreasing the number of breaths supplied by the ventilator, as well as by changing the way in which those breaths are delivered to the patient. (
  • Thus, the ventilator may be set to deliver 12 breaths per minute but the patient's respiratory rate may be 16 (12 ventilator-initiated breaths plus four patient-initiated breaths. (
  • The goal of SIMV weaning is to gradually decrease the number of breaths delivered by the ventilator, which allows the patient to take more breaths of their own. (
  • The ventilator rate is usually decreased by one to three breaths at a time and an arterial blood gas (ABG) is obtained 30 minutes after the change to assess the patient's respiratory status. (
  • SIMV was developed as a result of the problem of high respiratory rates associated with A/C. SIMV delivers the preset volume or pressure and rate while allowing the patient to breathe spontaneously in between ventilator breaths. (
  • Like their predecessors, these modern ventilators serve to deliver breaths of oxygen-enriched air to the body and remove carbon dioxide. (
  • The ventilator provides the patient with a pre-set number of breaths/minute at a specified tidal volume and fio2. (
  • In between the ventilator-delivered breaths, the patient is able to breathe spontaneously. (
  • To wean the patient, the mandatory breaths were gradually decreased, thereby allowing the patient to assume more and more of the work of breathing. (
  • NIV should be considered as a new and useful systematic approach to weaning in patients with ACRF who are difficult to wean. (
  • About 31% of patients on MV are categorized as 'difficult to wean' and approximately 10% require prolonged weaning periods greater than 7 days. (
  • Many doctors discussed that Mr. Abdullah's case was complicated and difficult to wean. (
  • Prolonged duration of endotracheal mechanical ventilation (ETMV) is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. (
  • However, no definite evidence exists that this results in a reduction of the rate of ventilator-induced lung injury or overall mortality. (
  • Subsequently, ventilator dependence and severe anomalies, not birth weight, have been linked to mortality. (
  • Prolonged mechanical ventilation is associated with a longer intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay and higher mortality. (
  • Hypotension, bradycardia at presentation, need for mechanical ventilation, hypothermia unresponsive to treatment, sepsis, intake of sedative drugs, lower GCS and high APACHE II scores and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores more than 6 are significant predictors of mortality in myxedema crisis. (
  • If the patient has a tracheostomy, the weaning process is the same as with a endotracheal tube, with the exception that after the ventilator is disconnected, a tracheostomy collar may be used to deliver humidified oxygen instead of a face mask or nasal cannula. (
  • Traditionally, this was only provided by a ventilator, generating positive intrathoracic pressure (PIP) via endotracheal intubation (EI). (
  • Weaning covers the entire process of liberating the patient from mechanical support and from the endotracheal tube. (
  • To avoid this complication, some authors advocate the use of other systems to perform apnoeic oxygenation, such as the T-piece and the CPAP systems, bulk diffusion and setting the ventilator rate to zero providing a continuous flow of oxygen via the endotracheal tube. (
  • 7. NNC Module: Basics of Mechanical Ventilation in Neonates Starting Ventilator Setting Slide 7 Starting Ventilator SettingStarting Ventilator Setting  Intubate infant with an endotracheal tube according to body weight. (
  • Child under mechanical ventilation with an endotracheal tube for at least 12 hours, as estimated by the attending intensivist. (
  • Measurement is done with a handheld spirometer attached to the endotracheal tube while a patient breathes room air for one minute without any ventilator assistance. (
  • Discontinuation of ventilation was based in multidisciplinary protocol. (
  • Discontinuation of ventilation was left entirely to the discretion of the physicians. (
  • 3 ] performed a pilot study to assess the feasibility of using NIV to facilitate discontinuation of invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with resolving hypoxaemic ARF. (
  • Removal of patients from mechanical ventilation (MV) has been termed liberation, discontinuation, withdrawal and most commonly weaning. (
  • readiness to be weaned were based on the The ventilator discontinuation process is an judgments of individual physicians, who essential component of overall ventilator considered objective indicators of gas exchange, management. (
  • The benefits of SIMV weaning are that the patient has the ventilator for back-up if they fail to take a breath and the ventilator alarms will sound if they are not tolerating weaning. (
  • This decreases the resistance created from breathing through ventilator tubing and is used with the SIMV mode to decrease the work of breathing. (
  • SIMV is used as a primary mode of ventilation, as well as a weaning mode. (
  • PSV is used for patients with a stable respiratory status and is often used with SIMV to overcome the resistance of breathing through ventilator circuits and tubing. (
  • Indeed, daily T-piece trials consistently have been superior to the SIMV mode in weaning, and similar to daily PSV weaning. (
  • How often does patient-ventilator asynchrony occur and what are the consequences? (
  • When assessing the patient who is asynchronous on the ventilator, this is one important concept to bear in mind, as a failure to provide sufficient flow to meet the needs of the patient may result in asynchrony. (
  • The objective of this study was to characterize the variability of methods and criteria used by physiotherapists to obtain weaning parameters in hospitals of Fortaleza. (
  • CONCLUSIONS: Variability in the methods and criteria used to obtain weaning parameters by the physiotherapists was found in public and private hospitals in Fortaleza. (
  • METHODS: In 30 stable tracheotomised ventilator-dependent patients admitted to a weaning center inside a respiratory intensive care unit, we recorded the breathing pattern, respiratory mechanics, inspiratory muscle function, and tension-time index of diaphragm (TTdi = Pdisw/Pdimax [that is, tidal transdiaphragmatic pressure over maximum transdiaphragmatic pressure] x Ti/Ttot [that is, the inspiratory time over the total breath duration]) at the time of weaning failure (T0). (
  • There are three primary methods used to wean patients from the ventilator. (
  • Consequently, methods to improve ventilator weaning processes have been sought. (
  • An outgrowth of studies of problems of ventilation is the development of methods of air conditioning air conditioning, mechanical process for controlling the humidity, temperature, cleanliness, and circulation of air in buildings and rooms. (
  • Such systems, unlike ordinary methods of ventilation, are independent of outdoor atmospheric conditions and can, therefore, maintain the indoor atmosphere at the most healthful temperature and humidity and can free the air of dust and other undesirable materials. (
  • The research compared twocommon methods for removing such patients from a ventilator, a practice known as weaning. (
  • Yet the relative efficacy of these two weaning methods (tracheostomy collars and pressure support) within the LTACH setting has received little or no scrutiny. (
  • CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a ventilator setting that allows patients to do the work of breathing with the ventilator available to help if the patient isn't doing well. (
  • A CPAP trial, meaning the patient is placed on the CPAP setting for a set period of time, may be used to determine if the patient can tolerate being removed from the ventilator. (
  • Some patients who are on the ventilator for an extended period of time may be on CPAP during the day, will full ventilator support at night so they can fully rest and continue to heal without being exhausted by the work of breathing. (
  • 2,3 If he or she passes the screen, you may consider adjusting the ventilator to provide no or reduced breathing support (less than 7 cmH 2 O inspiratory pressure), for example, via pressure support, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or ventilation with a T-piece. (
  • Appropriate equipment and experience is needed for NIPSV, whereas CPAP may be administered without a ventilator, not requiring special training. (
  • Effect on the duration of mechanical ventilation of identifying patients capable of breathing spontaneously. (
  • Compared with usual care, the interventional strategy was associated with a higher proportion of patients receiving diuretics, in higher doses, resulting in a significantly more negative fluid balance during weaning and a shorter duration of mechanical ventilation. (
  • the duration of mechanical ventilation. (
  • Low tidal volume (= tidal volume ≤ 6 mL/kg, predicted body weight) ventilation using volume control benefits patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. (
  • Ventilator Strategies in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. (
  • Treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome is supportive and includes mechanical ventilation, prophylaxis for stress ulcers and venous thromboembolism, nutritional support, and treatment of the underlying injury. (
  • The novel system is designed for easy-to-use, flexible expansion of critical care ventilation capacity to allow hospitals to improve treatment of critically ill patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). (
  • 2 ] compared short-term patient-ventilator interaction during NIV with pressure support (PS) and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA). (
  • FOOTNOTE=Stroetz, R. W., & Hubmayr, R. D. Tidal volume maintenance during weaning with pressure support. (
  • Also, a few systems that automate the medical reasoning with advanced closed-loops, such as SmartCare and adaptive support ventilation, have the potential to improve knowledge transfer by continuously implementing automated protocols. (
  • Volume-targeted noninvasive ventilation (VT-NIV), a hybrid mode that targets a preseted tidal volume (VT) by automated adjustment of pressure support, could guarantee the delivered VT over. (
  • Adaptive support ventilation (ASV) is an improved closed-loop ventilation mode that provides both pressure-controlled ventilation and PSV according to the patient's needs [ 9 - 12 ]. (
  • I understand that he specializes in cases where they are having problems weaning children from ventilator support. (
  • We understand the hardships associated with mechanical ventilator support. (
  • These results lend strong support to the hypothesis that pacing the diaphragm in ICU patients may prevent the onset of ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction, and has the potential to enable many treated patients to wean sooner and more successfully from mechanical ventilation. (
  • The company's first product, the RESPOND-19™ Ventilator, provides ICU-quality respiratory support that expands ventilation capacity with reliable and affordable deployment when you need it most. (
  • Servo ventilators allow you to detect risks early and support with timely and consistent implementation of your personalized ventilation strategies. (
  • The Breath of Life: Should Christians Agree to Ventilator Support? (
  • Should Christians Agree to Ventilator Support? (
  • She just needed ventilator-support until we got the fluid off. (
  • Few people consider ahead of time whether or not they would accept ventilator support, 1 and these rare discussions often evolve in overly simplistic terms. (
  • In reality, questions of ventilator support are far more nuanced. (
  • It, however, depends on whether their chest X-Ray is clear, if they are oxygenating their blood and vital organs, and if they can breathe by themselves with little support from the respirator/ventilator. (
  • 1. Liberation from the ventilator and the mechanical support that it offers. (
  • This type of mechanical ventilation support device needs to be large because of the way they function. (
  • The ventilator can either completely take over respiratory function, or it can be used to support the patient's own respiratory efforts. (
  • Briefly move the tubing supply from the ventilator to continuous supply oxygen ("wall oxygen") Reduce pressure support to 5 cm water Reduce continuous positive airway pressure to 5 cm water Yang K, Tobin MJ, A prospective study of indexes predicting the outcome of weaning from mechanical ventilation. (
  • It all started by setting a weaning plan, which includes as well, medical and rehabilitation goals, all of which are set and personalized by specialized physicians and therapists to support the patient to achieve the highest level of independence. (
  • 3. NNC Module: Basics of Mechanical Ventilation in Neonates Introduction Slide 3 IntroductionIntroduction  Mechanical ventilation is an invasive life- support procedure with many effects on the cardiopulmonary system. (
  • Mechanical ventilation is a life support treatment. (
  • Most patients who need support from a ventilator because of severe illness are cared for in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU). (
  • The addressed topics are the various ventilation strategies, the impact of prone positioning, the use of partial and total extracorporeal support, the value of vasodilators, the weaning from mechanical ventilation, the pharmacological interventions, noninvasive ventilation, and the strategies using anti-inflammatory agents and stem cells. (
  • During ventilation with S1 ventilator, the respiratory support including oxygenation and CO2 removal parameters are continuously adapted to patient respiratory status using science based rules. (
  • Aim: To demonstrate the safety, feasibility and efficacy of delivering ventilator support in intubated children during the weaning phase with S1 ventilator using CO2 removal and O2 delivery explicit computerized protocol (ECP). (
  • Pressure support test A pre-inclusion test (pressure support test) with a level of pressure support of ± 5 cmH2O of the previous level of positive inspiratroy pressure in the controlled mode (PCV for instance), but no greater than 30 cmH2O (pressure-support level plus positive end-expiratory pressure), is performed to evaluate if the patient's is ready to be weaned. (
  • Count the period of ventilator weaning during the process of withdrawing the patient from ventilator support. (
  • Introduces basic principles of mechanical ventilation, including determining the need for ventilation support, as well as initiation, maintaining, monitoring, and weaning from mechanical ventilation. (
  • The other is to reduce the pressure support supplied via the ventilator. (
  • They were then randomly assigned to pressure support or a tracheostomy collar for weaning. (
  • Researchers also found a difference in weaning rates based on the time it had taken a patient to fail the screening procedure, with the late-failure group weaning 2.2 times faster with the tracheostomy collar than with pressure support. (
  • Variable ventilation can stabilize lung mechanics by avoiding the monotonic tidal volume and protect lung parenchyma as tidal recruitment is encompassed within the tidal volume variability. (
  • BACKGROUNDː: One-lung ventilation (OLV) may result in lung injury due to increased mechanical stress and tidal recruitment. (
  • During One-lung ventilation, the use of lower tidal volumes (VT) is helpful to avoid over-distension, provide sufficient oxygenation, but can result in increased atelectasis. (
  • When mechanical ventilation is required, patients with ARDS should be started at lower tidal volumes (6 mL per kg) instead of at traditional volumes (10 to 15 mL per kg). (
  • Laubscher TP, Frutiger A, Fanconi S, lutzi H, Brunner IX (1994) Automatic selection of tidal volume, respiratory frequency and minute ventilation in intubated ICU patients as startup procedure for closed-loop controlled ventilation. (
  • Moreover, to detect problems in the ventilator and changes in the patient, alarms for tidal and minute volume, peak pressure, respiratory frequency, FiO2, and apnea must be programmed. (
  • The ventilator provides the patient with a pre-set tidal volume at a pre-set rate and the patient may initiate a breath on his own, but the ventilator assists by delivering a specified tidal volume to the patient. (
  • Ventilation is completely provided by the mechanical ventilator with a preset tidal volume, respiratory rate and oxygen concentration prescribed by the physician. (
  • People on a ventilator who cannot tolerate independent breathing tend to breathe rapidly (high frequency) and shallowly (low tidal volume), and will therefore have a high RSBI. (
  • A RSBI score of less than 65 [3] indicating a relatively low respiratory rate compared to tidal volume is generally considered as an indication of weaning readiness. (
  • secondary outcome measure was ventilator weaning failure. (
  • The primary outcome was the probability of remaining in a partial ventilatory mode (either NAVA or PSV) throughout the first 48 h without any return to assist-control ventilation. (
  • There is highly statistically significant difference between patients as regard weaning outcome. (
  • The results of the study show that the method of ventilator weaning can significantly improve the outcome of patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation at an LTACH facility," said Jubran. (
  • Severity of illness may have had a greater influence on weaning outcome for this group than did weaning method," noted Jubran. (
  • Our tools for personalized lung protection are all designed to help you continuously assess risk, monitor key variables, expedite intervention and improve patient-ventilator interaction. (
  • Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a ventilatory mode that tailors the level of assistance delivered by the ventilator to the electromyographic activity of the diaphragm. (
  • A ventilator, also known as a respirator or breathing machine, is a medical device that provides a patient with oxygen when they are unable to breathe on their own. (
  • If your loved one is a direct admission to intensive care after planned or elective surgery, they should be able to come out of the respirator/ventilator and out of the induced coma in about three days at the most, but it really depends on the underlying health of the person. (
  • Breathing tubes and ventilation after surgery are carried out as measures to stabilize and ensure that the patient is oxygenating and meeting parameters ensuring that they can breathe on their own before they are taken off the respirator/ventilator. (
  • This is also applicable to some other soft admissions that are made into the intensive care section after a loved one may have developed some breathing associated issues and may need a respirator/ventilator for some time. (
  • The mechanical ventilator is also called a ventilator, respirator, or breathing machine. (
  • Multiple CPGs since have endorsed the concept of a ventilator liberation protocol, most recently the ATS/ACCP 2017 CPG on liberation from mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults," Haas said. (
  • To test that age is of influence on midazolam requirements during prolonged mechanical ventilation in critically ill children. (
  • used to deliver oxygen therapy to an intubated patient who does not require mechanical ventilation. (
  • Since managing the protocol includes making changes to ventilator settings, he believes RTs are the safest clinicians to implement it as well. (
  • Clinicians face a delicate balance when evaluating weaning readiness . (
  • This book presents basic principles of mechanical ventilation essentials for clinicians working in critical care settings in a precise and easy-to-understand way. (
  • With a streamlined interface that can be deployed at moment's notice, the RESPOND-19 Ventilator allows clinicians to quickly meet the clinically demanding needs in a dynamic critical care setting, which was further exasperated by the pandemic,' stated Univ. (
  • Servo ventilators build on more than 50 years of close collaboration with intensive care clinicians around the world. (
  • Clinicians are often uncertain of how to make appropriate ventilator adjustments for cuff deflation and placement of the valve in-line. (
  • He shares his recommendations for ventilator weaning protocols. (
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the recent protocols of successful weaning from mechanical ventilation of critically ill patients, depending on central venous oxygen saturation, ultrasonographic assessment of diaphragmatic movement, and serial arterial blood gases to assess failure rate 48 hours after weaning. (
  • Pulmonary Effects of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in a Porcine Model of Ventilation-induced Lung Injury. (
  • Because many of the effects of ventilator-induced lung injury are delayed and not seen while patients are in the ED, much of our understanding of the adverse consequences of volutrauma, air-trapping, barotrauma, and oxygen toxicity has come from the critical care literature. (
  • We are excited to present data from this preclinical study, which indicate the potential for our novel therapy to help critically ill patients that are susceptible to ventilator induced diaphragm dysfunction and ventilator induced lung injury,' said Dr. Andy Hoffer , Lungpacer's founder and Chief Scientific Officer. (
  • Fourth, recognizing that mechanical ventilation is a therapeutic modality with inherent risks, one must avoid ventilator-induced lung injury. (
  • BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The number of patients requiring prolonged time on mechanical ventilation is increasing considerably in the intensive care unit (ICU). (
  • The number of patients requiring prolonged time on mechanical ventilation is increasing considerably in the intensive care unit (ICU). (
  • Conservative fluid therapy (targeting lower central pressures) in patients with ARDS may be associated with decreased days on a ventilator and increased days outside the intensive care unit. (
  • One question that hangs on the minds of those whose loved ones are in the intensive care unit of a hospital is that of "How long does it take to wean off a ventilator? (
  • If your critically ill loved one has found themselves in the intensive care unit for over a week and has been under ventilation for over seven days, you may be worried. (
  • Liberation from mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit (ICU) patients often appears to be a blend of art and science. (
  • Six patients were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), and four required mechanical ventilation. (
  • New modes of mechanical ventilation with advanced closed loops are now available, and in the future these could assume a greater role in supporting critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) for several reasons. (
  • There are many modes of mechanical ventilation. (
  • Modes of mechanical ventilation and weaning. (
  • There are two modes of mechanical ventilation: pressure pre-set and volume pre-set. (
  • Data including co-morbidities, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, Acute Physiological Assessment and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score, PaO 2 , FiO 2 , PaO 2 /FiO 2 , PEEP, mean airway pressure (mPaw), and oxygenation index (OI) on the 1st and the 3rd day of mechanical ventilation, and change in OI within 3 days were recorded. (
  • Because the volume-cycled mode ensures a constant minute ventilation despite potentially abnormal lung compliance, it is a common choice as an initial ventilatory mode in the ED. A major disadvantage is that high airway pressures may be generated, potentially resulting in barotrauma . (
  • Given that the airway resistance and pulmonary compliance of the critical ED patient is unknown, the authors recommend the volume-cycled mode for initial ventilation of most patients. (
  • Rather than connecting to an artificial airway, these ventilators enclosed the torso, or at times the entire body, from the outside. (
  • While it is an advantage that these ventilators did not require insertion of an artificial airway, they were noisy and made nursing care, difficult. (
  • We refer to physiology every day, whether it is through analysis of an exercise test, consideration of an airway clearance device, or for the set-up of a ventilator. (
  • Noninvasive bi-level positive airway pressure ventilation (BiPAP) mode. (
  • This process of liberation has been termed "weaning" and encompasses all efforts to free the patient from the ventilator. (
  • When the reason necessitating mechanical ventilation begins reversing, the patient should be moved through the liberation process as quickly as clinically possible," he said. (
  • Equally important is communication with the bedside team at large to ensure that everyone is aware of the patient's progress or current status related to their ventilator liberation progress," Haas said. (
  • When patients have declared they are not ready to be liberated, pushing them further may impose excessive load on their respiratory system and can delay liberation or extend duration of invasive ventilation. (
  • The patient breathes spontaneously while the ventilator applies a pre-determined amount of positive pressure to the airways upon inspiration. (
  • Normal ultrasonographic assessment of diaphragmatic movement proved to be the most important criteria for successful weaning from mechanical ventilation. (
  • PURPOSE OF REVIEW: It has become clear from experimental data that prolonged mechanical ventilation can induce diaphragm dysfunction, also known as ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction. (
  • In this article we will discuss most recent understanding on ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction and data on diaphragm dysfunction in patients. (
  • SUMMARY: Diaphragm dysfunction occurs in patients, especially when ventilated with controlled modes of ventilation that minimize diaphragm activity. (
  • Recently there has been an increased interest in automatic weaning trials, which consists of closed-loop ventilation, using ETCO2 monitoring during SBT [1, 2]. (
  • Multiple criteria have been used to assess readiness to wean. (
  • Invented by a patient named David Muir, the Passy Muir ® Valve is a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. (
  • When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy Muir ® Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication. (
  • Studies have shown that adequate ventilation can still be achieved with the tracheostomy tube cuff deflated. (
  • Tracheostomy Ventilation: A study of efficacy with deflated cuffs and cuffless tubes. (
  • Patients requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation: a model for interdisciplinary decision making. (
  • The study found the median weaning time among the 194 study participants in an LTACH was six days shorter with tracheostomy collar use. (
  • Mechanical ventilation (MV) can be life-saving for many critically ill patients. (
  • Includes theory of invasive and non-invasive ventilation. (
  • Time on the ventilator seems to be one of the biggest risk factors resulting in difficulties in weaning patients and prolonging time on the ventilator. (
  • The aim of the present randomised controlled study was to test the hypothesis that weaning with ASV could reduce the weaning duration in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) when compared with PSV. (
  • Patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often require either noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) or invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and prolonged weaning times [ 1 ]. (
  • Ventilation-perfusion mismatching in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during ventilator weaning. (
  • The hazards and side effects of positive and negative pressure mechanical ventilation, and the management of chronic ventilator-dependent patients is also covered. (