Article Abstract

The BREATHE-appeal: harmonize interaction between patient and ventilator!

Authors: Thomas Bein, Steffen Weber-Carstens

Abstract

The development of the ‘art’ and science of mechanical ventilation (MV) in the 1950s was an important landmark in intensive care medicine. Modern intensive care is characterized by a high-level armamentarium of temporary replacement techniques for (nearly) all failing organ systems, thus improving the prognosis for many critically ill patients.