Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning / Edition 1

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Mechanical ventilation and weaning is one of the most common procedures carried out in critically ill patients. Appropriate management of these patients is of paramount importance to improve the outcome in terms of both morbidity and mortality. This book offers the physiological and clinical basis required to improve the care delivered to patients undergoing mechanical ventilation.

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This monograph describing recent developments in mechanical ventilation with emphasis on separation of patients from this therapy is volume 36 in the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
Purpose: Provided is a compact book focused on new and difficult problems seen in the patient receiving support with mechanical ventilation including patient-ventilator interaction, noninvasive ventilation, and weaning.
Audience: The senior trainee or fellow as well as the attending intensivist is an appropriate audience for this work. Editors and authors represent an international cast with acknowledged expertise in the subjects discussed.
Features: The book is divided into 26 chapters. Early chapters describe traditional and new modes of mechanical ventilation. Later chapters emphasize specific clinical problems including the patient with distress during mechanical ventilation, problems and strategies for optimal weaning and the use of noninvasive ventilation. Chapters are clearly written and contain an ample number of references. References date to within two years of publication and represent seminal work. There are no illustrations apart from occasional black-and-white line drawings and graphic presentation of data. Where visual aids are employed, good reproduction is noted. A table of contents lists chapters by title and author. The subject index of five pages is sufficient to allow identification and location of major topics.
Assessment: This is an excellent update addressing common problems associated with a defining therapy in critical care. This is not a comprehensive work. For a broader, general discussion of mechanical ventilation, major texts in this field must be consulted.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540441816
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Update in Intensive Care Medicine Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 2002. 2nd printing 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

From the contents: Mechanical ventilation (MV) in acute respiratory failure.- Controlled MV.- Proportional assist ventilation (PAV).- Influence of ventilator performance on assisted modes of ventilation.- Application of tracheal gas insufflation in critical care patients.- Critical illness polyneuropathy and critical illness myopathy.- Factors associated with mortality in mechanically ventilated patients.- Pathophysiology of weaning-associated respiratory failure.- Rapid shallow breathing: causes and consequences.- Cardiopulmonary interactions and gas exchange during weaning from MV.- Weaning-induced cardiac failure.- Physiopathological determinants of patient-ventilator interaction and dyssynchrony during weaning.- Weaning criteria: physiologic indexes in different groups of patients.- Timing and criteria for beginning weaning.- The importance of clinical algorithms to facilitate weaning and extubation.- The role of muscle training and rehabilitation during weaning.

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