Independent lung ventilation in the intensive care unit: desperate measure or viable treatment option?

Shekar, Kiran, Foot, Carole L. and Fraser, John F. (2008) Independent lung ventilation in the intensive care unit: desperate measure or viable treatment option?. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 10 2: 144-148.

Author Shekar, Kiran
Foot, Carole L.
Fraser, John F.
Title Independent lung ventilation in the intensive care unit: desperate measure or viable treatment option?
Journal name Critical Care and Resuscitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1441-2772
Publication date 2008-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 144
End page 148
Total pages 5
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Abstract Independent lung ventilation is often used intra-operatively but has also been used in intensive care in a variety of clinical situations. Ventilating lungs independently of each other may be life-saving when a lung abnormality is predominantly unilateral. We successfully used independent lung ventilation in two patients, who benefited from anatomical and physiological separation of their lungs. These cases remind intensivists that independent lung ventilation is a viable option to be considered in cases of pulmonary abnormality when conventional mechanical ventilation is deleterious.
Keyword Lung ventilation
Intra-operatively
Lung abnormality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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