Controversies in the critical care setting. Should adaptive pressure control modes be utilized for virtually all patients receiving mechanical ventilation?

@article{Branson2007ControversiesIT,
  title={Controversies in the critical care setting. Should adaptive pressure control modes be utilized for virtually all patients receiving mechanical ventilation?},
  author={Richard D Branson and Robert L. Chatburn},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={478-85; discussion 485-8}
}
Traditional mechanical ventilation is provided with either a constant volume or constant pressure breath. In recent years, dual-control (adaptive pressure control) has been introduced in an attempt to combine the attributes of volume ventilation (constant tidal volume and minute ventilation) with the attributes of pressure ventilation (rapid, variable flow and reduced work of breathing). Adaptive pressure control is a pressure-controlled breath that utilizes closed-loop control of the pressure… CONTINUE READING