Introduction

Positive-pressure inflation can be achieved with machines which control either of the two determinants of ventilating power, i.e. pressure or flow, and terminate inspiration according to pressure, flow, volume, or time limits. However, the flow and pressure waveforms cannot be controlled simultaneously because pressure is developed as a function of flow and the impedance to breathing. The latter is determined by the uncontrolled resistance and compliance. Traditionally, the machine-aided cycles of assist-control and synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation have been flow controlled and volume targeted.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

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