Alternative modes of mechanical ventilation: a review for the hospitalist.

  title={Alternative modes of mechanical ventilation: a review for the hospitalist.},
  author={Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila and Enrique Diaz-Guzman and Gustavo A. Heresi and Robert L. Chatburn},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine},
  volume={76 7},
Newer ventilators can be set to modes other than the pressure-control and volume-control modes of older machines. In this paper, the authors review several of these alternative modes (adaptive pressure control, adaptive support ventilation, proportional assist ventilation, airway pressure-release ventilation, biphasic positive airway pressure, and high-frequency oscillatory ventilation), explaining how they work and contrasting their theoretical benefits and the actual evidence of benefit. 
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