Auto-positive end-expiratory pressure during tracheal gas insufflation: testing a hypothetical model.

@article{Miro2000AutopositiveEP,
  title={Auto-positive end-expiratory pressure during tracheal gas insufflation: testing a hypothetical model.},
  author={Adelaida M. Miro and Leslie A Hoffman and Frederick J Tasota and Edgar Delgado and Jens Lutz and Thomas G. Zullo and Michael R. Pinsky},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={3474-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The major benefit of tracheal gas insufflation (TGI) is an increase in CO2 elimination efficiency by removal of CO2 from the anatomical deadspace. In conjunction with mechanical ventilation, TGI may also alter variables that affect CO2 elimination, such as minute ventilation and peak airway pressure (peak Paw) and cause the development of auto-positive end-expiratory pressure (auto-PEEP). We tested the hypothesis that TGI-induced auto-PEEP alters ventilatory variables. We predicted… CONTINUE READING