Protocol for ventilator management in high tetraplegia

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Protocol for ventilator management in high tetraplegia
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Journal Article
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Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
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1997, vol. 2, issue 3, pp 101-106
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Article about the use of mechanical respirators to deliver respiratory assistance via a tracheostomy to persons with high tetraplegia. It focuses on the efficacy of high-volume respiration for clearing atelectasis and on speeding the ventilator weaning process. The authors present and discuss a theoretical rationale for the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury system for ventilator-dependent patients with tetraplegia, in which the tidal volume of the ventilator is increased by 100 cc and the ventilator flow rate is increased by 10 L/mm at periodic intervals.
Peterson, P.; Brooks, C. A.; Mellick, D.; Whiteneck, G.
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