Article Abstract

Detection of patient-ventilator asynchrony should be improved: and then what?

Authors: Hermann Wrigge, Felix Girrbach, Gunther Hempel


Invasive mechanical ventilation often saves the lives of patients suffering from acute respiratory distress. Placement and maintenance of an endotracheal airway usually requires sedation and analgesia, which generally results in cessation of spontaneous breathing and the need for controlled mechanical ventilation.