Alternative modes of mechanical ventilation: A review for the hospitalist

Academic Article


  • Newer ventilators can be set to modes other than the pressure-control and volume-control modes of older machines. In this paper, the authors review several of these alternative modes (adaptive pressure control, adaptive support ventilation, proportional assist ventilation, airway pressure-release ventilation, biphasic positive airway pressure, and high-frequency oscillatory ventilation), explaining how they work and contrasting their theoretical benefits and the actual evidence of benefit.
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  • Mireles-Cabodevila E; Diaz-Guzman E; Heresi GA; Chatburn RL
  • Start Page

  • 417
  • End Page

  • 430
  • Volume

  • 76
  • Issue

  • 7