Design Features of Modern Mechanical Ventilators.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A positive-pressure breath ideally should provide a VT that is adequate for gas exchange and appropriate muscle unloading while minimizing any risk for injury or discomfort. The latest generation of ventilators uses sophisticated feedback systems to sculpt positive-pressure breaths according to patient effort and respiratory system mechanics. Currently, however, these new control strategies are not totally closed-loop systems. This is because the automatic input variables remain limited, some clinician settings are still required, and the specific features of the perfect breath design still are not entirely clear. Despite these limitations, there are some rationale for many of these newer feedback features.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • MacIntyre, N

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 607 - 613

PubMed ID

  • 27842742

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27842742

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8216

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccm.2016.07.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States