Is there still a role for high-frequency oscillatory ventilation in neonates, children and adults?

Journal Article

Critically ill patients with respiratory pathology often require mechanical ventilation and while low tidal volume ventilation has become the mainstay of treatment, achieving adequate gas exchange may not be attainable with conventional ventilator modalities. In attempt to achieve gas exchange goals and also mitigate lung injury, high frequency ventilation is often implemented which couples low tidal volumes with sustained mean airway pressure. This manuscript presents the physiology of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, reviews the currently available data on its use and provides strategies and approaches for this mode of ventilation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hupp, SR; Turner, DA; Rehder, KJ

Published Date

  • August 11, 2015

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 16

PubMed ID

  • 26265088

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1747-6356


  • ENG