Category Ventilation
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Prone Position and Mechanical Ventilation

Reviewed and revised 19 May 2014 OVERVIEW Prone positioning can be used in mechanically ventilated patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure to optimise oxygenation most studied  in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) where short lived improvements in oxygenation…
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Lung Recruitment Manoeuvres in ARDS

Recruitment manoeuvres are transient increases in transpulmonary pressure designed to open up collapsed airless alveoli. Primarily used in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
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Pressure vs Volume Loop

Pressure vs Volume Loop: graphical representation of relationship between pressure and volume during inspiration and expiration. Spontaneous breaths go clockwise and positive pressure go counter clockwise
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Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony

OVERVIEWPatient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony occurs when the patient’s demands are not met by the ventilator, resulting from problems with: timing of inspiration adequate inspiratory flow for demand timing of the switch to expiration duration of inspiration VENTILATION STRATEGIES Total Ventilator-controlled Mechanical Support:…
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Adaptive Support Ventilation

Adaptive support ventilation (ASV) is a positive pressure mode of mechanical ventilation that is closed-loop controlled, and automatically adjusts based on the patient's requirements
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Cervical artery dissection

Cervical artery dissections is the collective term for dissections of the carotid or vertebral arteries. They are important causes of stroke in younger people and are often difficult diagnoses to make
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Practice Misalignment

Practice misalignment occurs in RCTs when randomization disrupts the normal relationship between clinically important characteristics and therapy titration. This can create subgroups of patients within each study arm that receive levels of therapy that are inconsistent with current practices outside of the clinical study and may be harmful