Handbook of Mechanical Ventilatory Support / Edition 1

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The past few years have brought a steady increase in new ventilatory modes aimed at improving ventilatory assistance. But as ventilators become more complicated and offer more options, the number of potentially dangerous decisions increases as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683068566
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I General Aspects of Ventilatory Support
1 Introduction to Ventilatory Support 3
2 Mechanical Ventilators - Fundamentals 7
3 Monitoring During Ventilatory Support 31
4 Pulmonary Effects of Mechanical Ventilation 41
5 Cardiovascular Effects of Mechanical Ventilation 51
6 Positive-pressure Ventilation: Renal, Hepatic, and Gastrointestinal Function 67
Sect. II Ventilation Modes
7 Controlled Mechanical Ventilation and Assist/Control Ventilation 81
8 Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation 101
9 Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) and Continuous Positive Airway (CPAP) Pressure 117
10 Pressure Support Ventilation 129
11 Mandatory Minute Ventilation 137
12 High-Frequency Ventilation 145
13 Inverse Ratio Ventilation and the Inspiratory/ Expiratory Ratio 157
14 Airway Pressure Release Ventilation 165
15 Continuous Flow Apneic Ventilation 175
16 Differential Lung Ventilation 185
17 Breathing Circuits for Spontaneous Ventilation and the Work of Breathing 195
Sect. III Disease-Oriented Ventilatory Support
18 Acute Lung Injury 213
19 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma 227
20 Ventilatory Support Following Major Trauma 247
21 Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation 261
22 Ventilatory Support: Temptations and Pitfalls 277
Glossary 287
Index 289
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