Differential lung ventilation during adult donor care.

  title={Differential lung ventilation during adult donor care.},
  author={David J. Powner},
  journal={Progress in transplantation},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={262-7; quiz 268}
Differential lung ventilation may be required when one lung is injured or affected more than the other lung following, for example, aspiration, crush injury, or selective pneumonia, or if lung rupture results in formation of a bronchopleural fistula. Unilateral lung failure causes increased ventilation-perfusion mismatching that often leads to severe… CONTINUE READING