Mechanical ventilation in neurocritical care patients: a systematic literature review.

@article{Borsellino2016MechanicalVI,
  title={Mechanical ventilation in neurocritical care patients: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Beatrice Borsellino and Marcus J. Schultz and Marcelo Gama de Abreu and Chiara Robba and Federico Bilotta},
  journal={Expert review of respiratory medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={1123-32}
}
INTRODUCTION Neurocritical care (NCC) patients often require prolonged mechanical ventilation, and they are at high risk of respiratory complications. Therefore, the potential benefit role of protective lung ventilation (PLV), which demonstrated to reduce postoperative complications in patients with acute distress respiratory syndrome, has been suggested even on NCC patients. However, PLV can increase intracranial pressure as result of permissive hypercapnia and of high airway pressures during… CONTINUE READING