Should High-Frequency Ventilation in the Adult Be Abandoned?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) can improve ventilation-perfusion matching without excessive alveolar tidal stretching or collapse-reopening phenomenon. This is an attractive feature in the ventilation of patients with ARDS. However, two recent large multi-center trials of HFOV failed to show benefits in this patient population. The following review addresses whether, in view of these trails, HFOV should be abandoned in the adult population?

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nguyen, AP; Schmidt, UH; MacIntyre, NR

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 791 - 800

PubMed ID

  • 27235314

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-3654

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4187/respcare.04584


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States