Feasibility of an alternative, physiologic, individualized open-lung approach to high-frequency oscillatory ventilation in children.

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Summary of "Feasibility of an alternative, physiologic, individualized open-lung approach to high-frequency oscillatory ventilation in children."

High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is a common but unproven management strategy in paediatric critical care. Oscillator settings have been traditionally guided by patient age and/or weight rather than by lung mechanics, thereby potentially negating any beneficial effects. We have adopted an open-lung HFOV strategy based on a corner frequency approach using an initial incremental-decremental mean airway pressure titration manoeuvre, a high frequency (8-15 Hz), and high power to initially target a proximal pressure amplitude (∆P) of 70-90 cm HO, irrespective of age or weight.


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Name: Annals of intensive care
ISSN: 2110-5820
Pages: 9


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