Questions tagged [mechanical-ventilation]

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Would “working out” with a respiratory muscle training device improve survivability of ARDS in patients without access to a ventilator?

"Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" (ARDS) is characterized by a rapid onset of widespread inflammation of the lungs. The causes are many, and one such cause might become prominent in the near ...
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What is the difference between a high flow device, like a HFNC, and a CPAP machine? And how can HFNC involve PEEP?

Let's say with CPAP you have the air infused with Oxygen. I don't know if that's always the case but suppose that's the case. What then is the difference between a high flow device, like a HFNC, and ...
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Can neuromuscular electrical stimulation be used as a low-cost alternative to mechanical breathing

It is speculated that because of COVID-19 pandemic there may be shortage of intensive care equipment (mechanical breathers) causing deaths. Though IDK what is so costly in these mechanical breathers ...
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Intubation with bag-mask ventilation after pneumothorax or tension pneumothorax

Why can intubation with vigorous bag-mask ventilation rapidly lead to a further deterioration of an unconscious patient?
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Ways of dealing with pneumonia

I have a question about ways of dealing with pneumonia. As far as I understand, the danger of pneumonia comes primarily from the buildup of fluid in the lungs causing asphyxiation. Whenever I have a ...
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Which ideal body weight formula is used when choosing the ventilator's tidal volume?

When a patient is under mechanical ventilation, the ventilator's tidal volume is chosen based on the patient's ideal body weight. However, there exist several ideal body weight formulas. Do ...