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

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hupp, SR; Turner, DA; Rehder, KJ

Published Date

  • October 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 603 - 618

PubMed ID

  • 26290121

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1747-6356

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1586/17476348.2015.1077119


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England