Adaptive control system for volume-controlled ventilation in small animals.


During mechanical ventilation in small animals a discrepancy between tidal volume applied through a piston ventilator and the measured volume displacement of the thorax occurs. Such differences, which can be as large as (10-30 %) depend on the mechanical properties of the lungs and thorax, as well as the volume and resistance of the tubing system. In this… (More)
DOI: 10.1515/bmt-2012-4463