Pressure controlled-inverse ratio ventilation and pulmonary gas exchange during lower abdominal surgery.

@article{Tweed1992PressureCR,
  title={Pressure controlled-inverse ratio ventilation and pulmonary gas exchange during lower abdominal surgery.},
  author={William A. Tweed and P. L. J. Tan},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1992},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1036-40}
}
Although pressure controlled-inverse ratio ventilation (PC-IRV) has been used successfully in the treatment of respiratory failure, it has not been applied to the treatment of respiratory dysfunction during anaesthesia. With PC-IRV the inspiratory wave form is fundamentally altered so that inspiratory time is prolonged (inverse I:E), inspiratory flow rate… CONTINUE READING