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Crit Care Clin. 2007 Apr;23(2):275-90, x.

Special cases: mechanical ventilation of neurosurgical patients.

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The University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurosurgery, 105 Hayden Hall, 3320 Smith Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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  • Crit Care Clin. 2007 Oct;23(4):xi.

Abstract

Mechanical ventilation has evolved greatly over the last half century, guided primarily by improved comprehension of the relevant pathology/physiology. Neurosurgical patients are a unique subgroup of patients who heavily use this technology for both support, and less commonly, as a therapy. Such patients demand special consideration with regard to mode of ventilation, use of positive end-expiratory pressure, and monitoring. In addition, meeting the ventilatory needs of neurosurgical patients while minimizing ventilatory-induced lung damage can be a challenging aspect of care.

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17368171
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2006.12.003
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