Mechanical ventilation strategies in children


Journal Article (Review)

The last decade has been marked by major advances in the management of pediatric respiratory failure. We now know that the choice of mechanical ventilation strategy can influence the subsequent course of lung injury. As such, mechanical ventilation can no longer be viewed simply as a harmless support modality that is employed to keep patients alive while disease-specific treatments are used to ameliorate the underlying pathology. This review will examine the various challenges of providing mechanical ventilation to pediatric patients with acute respiratory failure, including those with diseases of increased airway resistance and diseases of abnormal lung compliance. © 2008 Future Medicine Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maruvada, S; Rotta, AT

Published Date

  • June 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 314

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1745-5111

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/17455111.2.3.301

Citation Source

  • Scopus