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Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences
Year : 2015, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 7) Last page : ( 14)
Print ISSN : 0976-5360. Online ISSN : 2229-3264.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2229-3264.2015.00002.7

Mechanical Ventilation Changing the Concept of General Anaesthesia – Review Article

Sharma Neeraj*

Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Divya Jyoti Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Address for correspondence: Neeraj Sharma, Email id: nsharma070777@gmail.com

Online published on 30 April, 2015.


Mechanical ventilation is routinely delivered to patients admitted in intensive care units (ICU) to reduce work of breathing, improve oxygenation, or correct respiratory acidosis. Although traditional modes of mechanical ventilation achieve many of these goals, they have important limitations. Alternative modes are supposed to handle some of these limitations and are now available on modern ventilators. This article reviews general aspects of functioning and limitations of traditional modes of mechanical ventilation, and the potential interest of some new promising modes.



Acute respiratory failure, Mechanical ventilation, Ventilator modes, limitations, Respiratory acidosis.


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