Tag Archives: Assisted ventilation

Clinical evaluation vs Technology

Two recent trials in adult ICU patients ask very interesting questions, questions which are only linked by testing something clinically simple versus a more technologically demanding evaluation. The first was comparing the use of serum lactate concentrations versus capillary filling … Continue reading

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I want a Guarantee.

Enomoto M, et al. Effect of Volume Guarantee in Preterm Infants on High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation: A Pilot Study. American journal of perinatology. 2016(EFirst). One of the things that really bugs me (and there are many, as my gentle readers will … Continue reading

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Ventilator Graphics: Are Pressure Volume Loops interesting?

If you buy a new ventilator today for your preterm infants, you cannot avoid having ‘sophisticated graphics’. These ‘sophisticated graphics’ are supposed to help you ventilate the babies appropriately. I have always been very skeptical about ‘sophisticated graphics’ as they … Continue reading

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