Mechanical ventilation in obstructive lung disease

J. W. Leatherman

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This article reviews selected topics relevant to the use of mechanical ventilation in patients with severe airflow obstruction. Areas discussed include the bedside assessment of respiratory system mechanics, the ventilatory determinants of dynamic pulmonary hyperinflation, the role of controlled hypoventilation with permissive hypercapnia, and the delivery of bronchodilators during mechanical ventilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-590
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


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