Controversies in Mechanical Ventilation, An Issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine

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Topics will include: "How should the tidal volume be set? Is 6 ml/kg the best for all patients?", "How should PEEP and FiO2 be set? Mechanics vs. gas exchange vs. other approaches", "Can the weaning/withdrawal process be automated?", "When should a tracheostomy be placed?", "Are the new modes APRV and HFV of value in ALI/ARDS?", "How best to deliver aerosol medications to mechanically ventilated patients?", "Do newer monitors of exhaled gases, mechanics, and esophageal pressure add value?", "Can VAP be prevented?", "Do ventilator protocols hinder or help teaching?", "Does central venous oxygenation monitoring improve mechanical ventilatory support?", "PAV and NAVA – better approaches to patient ventilator synchrony?", and "Does closed loop control of assist control ventilation reduce VILI?"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416058670
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/10/2008
  • Series: Clinics: Internal Medicine Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Erratum xi

Preface Neil R. MacIntyre xiii

Is There a Best Way to Set Tidal Volume for Mechanical Ventilatory Support? Neil R. MacIntyre 225

Is There a Best Way to Set Positive Expiratory-End Pressure for Mechanical Ventilatory Support in Acute Lung Injury? Neil R. MacIntyre 233

Protocol-Driven Ventilator Weaning: Reviewing the Evidence Timothy D. Girard E. Wesley Ely 241

Controversies in Mechanical Ventilation: When Should a Tracheotomy Be Placed? Christopher King Lisa K. Moores 253

Current Role of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation and Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Acute Lung and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Chuin Siau Thomas E. Stewart 265

How Best to Deliver Aerosol Medications to Mechanically Ventilated Patients Rajiv Dhand Vamski P. Guntur 277

Do Newer Monitors of Exhaled Gases, Mechanics, and Esophageal Pressure Add Value? Robert L. Owens William S. Stigler Dean R. Hess 297

Effects of Respiratory-Therapist Driven Protocols on House-Staff Knowledge and Education of Mechanical Ventilation Jessica Y. Chia Alison S. Clay 313

Mechanical Ventilation in an Airborne Epidemic Ghee-Chee Phua Joseph Govert 323

Proportional Assist Ventilation and Neutrally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist-Better Approaches to Patient Ventilator Synchrony? Christer Sinderby Jennifer Beck 329

Does Closed Loop Control of Assist Control Ventilation Reduce Ventilaor-Induced Lung Injury? Richard D. Branson Kenneth Davis, Jr 343

Index 351

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