Effects of mechanical unloading/loading on respiratory loop gain and periodic breathing in man.

We investigated the effect of mechanical unloading and loading on Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) in seven intubated patients with preexisting CSR. For mechanical loading patients had to breathe against the resistance of the endotracheal tube. For mechanical unloading patients were supported with a volume-proportional pressure support in the proportional… CONTINUE READING