An Introduction to Ventilation
The COVID-19 pandemic thrust the area of intensive respiratory care and ventilation into the spotlight. Mechanical ventilation remains a lifesaving treatment in the intensive care unit, but comes with the risk of severe complications. The use of noninvasive ventilation has progressed over the past two decades and offers an important alternative tool for some patients with respiratory failure.
Expert video highlights and insights from the conference hub and comprehensive peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio provide updates on the treatment landscape.
Non-invasive Ventilation to Provide a More Positive Outlook in Neuromuscular Disease: An Update on the CHEST Guidelines
touchREVIEWS in Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases. 2023;8(1):18–20 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USRPD.2023.8.1.18
The natural progression of neuromuscular disease (NMD) inevitably involves respiratory system failure. Increasing respiratory muscle weakness causes worsening hypoventilation, leading to hypercapnia and, eventually, hypoxemia. The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) recently published guidelines on the respiratory management of patients with NMD, who are increasingly presenting at pulmonary clinics.1 Continued improvements in non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (hereafter NIV) are […]
Alba Ramírez Sarmiento and Mauricio Orozco-Levi, ERS 2019 – Continuous Supraglottic Aspiration
It was a pleasure to meet with Alba Ramírez Sarmiento and Mauricio Orozco-Levi at ERS 2019 in Madrid, who discussed the latest trial results for the new invention device (SUPRAtube) for mechanical ventilation. Questions 1. What are the main risks for patients receiving mechanical ventilation? (0:05) 2. How does the new invention device (SUPRAtube) in […]
Refika Ersu, ERS 2019 – Non-invasive Ventilation in Children (Part 1)
Refika Ersu, from Istanbul, joins us at ERS 2019 in Madrid to discuss noninvasive ventilation in children: main indications and contraindications for it, and the challenges in this area. Questions 1. What are the main indications for noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in children? (0:04) 2. In which children is NIV contraindicated and which are most likely […]
Refika Ersu, ERS 2019 – Non-invasive Ventilation in Children (Part 2)
Refika Ersu, from Istanbul, joins us at ERS 2019 in Madrid to discuss noninvasive ventilation in children: the recent important technological developments in this area, and how children receiving NIV should be monitored. Questions 1. What have been the most important recent technological developments in NIV that will help the treatment of children? (0:05) 2. […]
Benjamin Seeliger, ERS 2019 – Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Benjamin Seeliger, Hannover, Germany, spoke to us at ERS 2019 in Madrid about the EOLIA trial and ECMO in veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy. Questions 1. What is known about the effectiveness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in respiratory failure? (0:05) 2. What are the major challenges in designing clinical trials to investigate the utility […]
Mirko Belliato, ERS 2019 – Neuroprognostication in ECMO
We met with Mirko Belliato, of Pavia, Italy, at ERS 2019 in Madrid to discuss his work on neuroprognostication in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Questions 1. Which patient populations commonly benefit from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)? (0:05) 2. Despite improvements in the use of ECMO, what are some of the most common complications patients experience? (0:43) […]
Marcus Schultz, ERS 2019 – Automated Versus Conventional Ventilation in Cardiac Surgery Patients
Marcus Schultz, from the Netherlands, spoke to us at ERS 2019 in Madrid, talking us through the findings of his study of the effects of a fully automated versus conventional ventilation on ventilator settings during during postoperative ventilation in cardiac surgery patients. Questions 1. What are the risks of postoperative mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery? […]
Telemonitoring for Ventilated Patients
Q. What value does telemonitoring bring to your care organisation and to your ventilated patients? Telemonitoring is a really innovative way to manage these patients in the long term. Before telemonitoring, we were asking homecare providers to send us information regarding their patients every 6 months. Now, I am able to detect some unstable […]
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