Suzanne Furesz

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Complications of mechanical ventilation

I. Problem/Challenge. Most complications of mechanical ventilation are related directly to the disruption of the normal cardiopulmonary physiology. Normal pulmonary physiology involves creating a negative pressure in the airways by the diaphragm and the chest wall, whereas positive pressure ventilation (i.e., the vast majority of modern ventilators) involves forcing air into the airways under pressure.…

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