Introduction to a series of posts titled "COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath", focusing on the need to build on existing knowledge in critical care and the appropriate testing of new therapies and innovations.
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive, radiation-free monitoring tool that allows real-time imaging of ventilation
EIT has medium spatial resolution and a very high temporal resolution
Selective Lung Ventilation involves the isolation of one lung from the other allowing independent ventilation. Usually performed with a double lumen tube (DLT); alternatives are the use of a univent tube or an endobronchial blocker
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…
High airway pressures in the intubated patient can signify the presence of a life-threatening emergency. The underlying cause is either with the 'man or the machine' (patient versus equipment). A structured approach to this problem is essential.
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