Imposed work of breathing and methods of triggering a demand-flow, continuous positive airway pressure system.

@article{Banner1993ImposedWO,
  title={Imposed work of breathing and methods of triggering a demand-flow, continuous positive airway pressure system.},
  author={Michael J. Banner and Paul B. Blanch and Robert R. Kirby},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={183-90}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the inspiratory imposed work of breathing during spontaneous ventilation with continuous positive airway pressure using three methods of triggering "ON" the demand-flow system of a ventilator: a) conventional pressure triggering with the pressure measuring/triggering site inside the ventilator on the exhalation limb of the breathing circuit; b) tracheal pressure triggering from the tracheal or carinal end of the endotracheal tube; and c) flow-by (flow triggered) triggering… CONTINUE READING