Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

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Fig. 13.1 From barotrauma/volutrauma to biotrauma. Ventilator-induced lung injury progresses from the primary mechanical injury to secondary atelectrauma, encouraged by both barotrauma and volutrauma. Atelectrauma resulting from alveolar interdependence is…

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Monitoring of Respiratory Mechanics

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(14.1) Fig. 14.1 Model of the entire respiratory system (see text for details). Pressures are indicated at specific points, circles represent pressure generators, rectangles represent passive components, and arrows indicate…

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Sedation

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Fig. 18.1 The target level of sedation is different from the first period, devoted to clinical stabilization and protective ventilation, to the second one, when patients need to receive lighter…

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Lung Imaging in ARDS

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Imaging technique Clinical role Technical limitations X-ray Lung assessment Poor contrast diagnostic resolution Quality of the exam affected by ICU conditions Radiation exposure Computed tomography Lung assessment Lung recruitment Overdistension…

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