What is the role of high-frequency ventilation in adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Journal Article (Review)

The goal of positive-pressure mechanical ventilation is to provide respiratory support to a patient while allowing the underlying diseased lungs to heal. Research using both animal models and humans suggests that positive-pressure ventilation can injure the lung through both overdistension and under recruitment. Theoretically,the ultimate lung-protective strategy would consist of very small tidal volumes to avoid pressure swings while maintaining alveolar recruitment. High-frequency ventilation provides such a strategy of mechanical ventilation. This article examines the utility of using high-frequency modes of mechanical ventilation in supporting the patient with ARDS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bartz, RR

Published Date

  • September 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 329 - vi

PubMed ID

  • 15458731

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15458731

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-5337

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rcc.2004.05.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States