publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Titration of High Frequency Percussive Ventilation by means of real-time monitoring of the viscoelastic respiratory system properties and endotracheal tubes pressure drop.

Lucangelo, Umberto;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2014
  • Publisher: Università degli studi di Trieste
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
2012/2013 The use of High Frequency Percussive Ventilation (HFPV) is still debated although this type of non-conventional ventilation has proven effective and safe in patients with acute respiratory failure. In the clinical practice, HFPV is not an intuitive ventilatory modality and the absence of real-time delivered volume monitoring produces disaffection among the physicians. Avoiding the "volutrauma" is the cornerstone of the "protective ventilation strategy", which assumes a constant monitoring of inspiratory volume delivered to the patient. Currently the system capable of delivering HFPV is the VDR-4® (Volumetric Diffusive Respirator), which provides only a...
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free text keywords: High Frequency Percussive Ventilation, Bimedical Signal Processing, Viscoelastic respiratory system properties, INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE, ING-INF/06 BIOINGEGNERIA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
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