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When somebody has ARDS, when is non-mechanical ventilation used, vs mechanical ventilation? (I'm talking no intubation, no sedation)

I'm a lay person. When somebody has ARDS, when is non-mechanical ventilation used, vs mechanical ventilation? (I'm talking no intubation, no sedation) From what I understand, mechanical ...
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Updates on mortality rate once on a ventilator with Covid-19?

CNN even in fairly recent articles keeps pointing to this (March 5) Lancet page (which is an editorial summarizing an even older study published on Feb 21) for mortality rates of Covid-19 on a ...
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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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When can mechanical ventilation be performed without intubation?

(lay person here) I have been following recent developments in DIY ventilator design, which are normally focussed on a contraption to send positive pressure in a controlled cycle. The counterargument ...
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Do patients with VAE stay in ICU for longer time?

I was reading online that people when put in ICU under mechanical ventilation, can develop Ventilated Associated Events. What I would like to know is: does the stay in ICU increase for people who ...
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Warning Symbol on Nippy Junior+

One of our clients has recently been put onto a nippy junior plus positive pressure ventilator. Just to the left of the left of the settings lock symbol is the symbol shown below. I would like to know ...
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Could liquid ventilation offer more effective treatment for pneumonia?

Thinking about pneumonia as the cause of death for COVID-19 victims, it seems natural to wonder - why not fight fluid with fluid? Breathing in oxygen through liquid is possible. Although it seems ...
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How many ECMO machines does China have?

Is there any data on how many ECMO machines in China? I know that there are about 260 machines in the united states but I have found no data about China on such matter. I want to compare the ...
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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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Why aren't lung machines / ECMO widely used for COVID-19?

I am not a doctor but I have read quite a bit on how COVID-19 affects the body. The ability of a critically afflicted patient to efficiently exchange oxygen drops off a cliff as the lungs fill with a ...
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Are there standards such as ISO or from FDA for Ambu-bag (bag valve mask) size, dimenstions and design?

Are there standards such as ISO or from FDA for Ambu-bag (bag valve mask) size, dimenstions and design? We are designing an ambu-bag based ventilator, however, if the ambu-bags purchased at different ...
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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 ...