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Respiratory System and Artificial Ventilation - Umberto Lucangelo

Respiratory System and Artificial Ventilation

Paperback Published: 14th November 2007
ISBN: 9788847007642
Number Of Pages: 299

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Respiratory system and artificial ventilation are key topics when considering the main aspects of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine: assisted ventilation techniques are essential to preserve the patient's life, but just as any other treatments they can be also extremely pernicious.

Scientific research and clinical evidences are equally fundamental in investigating the best methods to provide effective support and increase positive outcomes. It is obviously desirable that this knowledge and know-how are widely shared among scientists and practitioners.

With this purpose, the book includes contributions by an international panel of authors and gathers their varied and valuable expertise up to illustrate principles, study results and case experiences on respiratory physiopathology, respiratory mechanics, respiratory functions monitoring, artificial ventilation and diagnostic radiology in respiratory dysfunction failure.

We trust it can represent a precious reference for professionals in their ongoing self-improvement process to increase skilfulness. Furthermore, we hope that this book can serve as a useful learning tool for medical students and can contribute to the education of future anaesthesiologists and intensivists.

From the reviews:

"This book reviews respiratory performance, selected mechanical ventilation modes, and treatment strategies. ... Fellows, other senior trainees, and practitioners managing critically ill patients with respiratory concerns are an appropriate audience for this work which comes from a multidisciplinary group of authors in Western Europe and a small number of presenters from the United States. ... Contemporary thinking is well represented in this collection of reviews on pulmonary physiology and selected clinical topics." (David J. Dries, MD, Doody's Review Service, March, 2008)

Contributorsp. IX
List of Abbreviationsp. XIII
Properties of the Respiratory System
Control of Breathingp. 3
Elastic and Resistive Properties of the Respiratory Systemp. 15
Flow Limitation and its Determinationp. 27
Intrinsic PEEP and its Determinationp. 37
Interactions Between Pulmonary Circulation and Ventilation
Interactions Between the Pulmonary Circulation and Ventilation: An Overview for Intensivistsp. 47
Monitoring of the Respiratory Mechanics
Monitoring of Respiratory Mechanics in the ICU: Models, Techniques and Measurement Methodsp. 73
Acute Lung Injury-ARDS, Controlled Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS and the Open Lung Concept
Pathophysiology of ARDSp. 101
Ventilator-Associated Lung Injuryp. 119
Controlled Mechanical Ventilation in ARDSp. 139
The Open Lung Concept in Cardiac Surgery Patientsp. 153
Nosocomial Pneumonia
Diagnosis and Treatment of Nosocomial Pneumoniap. 167
Prone Ventilation
Prone Ventilation To Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumoniap. 191
Prone Positioning of Patients with ARDSp. 197
Prone Ventilation in Trauma Patientsp. 209
Old and New Artificial Ventilation Techniques
Advanced Modalities in Negative-Pressure Ventilationp. 221
High-Frequency Percussive Ventilationp. 237
Non-invasive Ventilation
Non-invasive Ventilation in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure and COPD or ARDSp. 247
Non-invasive Respiratory Assistance in Paediatric Patientsp. 277
Subject Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9788847007642
ISBN-10: 884700764X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 14th November 2007
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 15.9  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.6