[Experiences with the application of mechanically controlled hypoventilation in status asthmaticus]

S G Huang
Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1990, 13 (1): 22-4, 61
The study reported the successful application of mechanical controlled hypoventilation in 3 cases of severe ventilatory failure secondary to status asthmaticus. The results are attributed to a strategy The aim of early ventilatory support is to correct hypoxemia,, reduce respiratory work and avoid high airway pressure. After relief of bronchial obstruction the restoration of an adequate alveolar ventilation was attempted. So the risk of barotrauma and cardiocirculatory complication can be significantly minimized.

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