High-frequency ventilation: Its various techniques and clinical applications

Donald Null, N. B. Ackerman, D. R. Gerstmann, K. S. Meredith, R. A. DeLemos

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High-frequency ventilation can be considered to be ventilation with a tidal volume close to or less than the anatomical dead space. The various techniques of high-frequency ventilation will be discussed including high-frequency positive pressure ventilation, high-frequency jet ventilation or high-frequency flow interruption, and high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. The clinical application of the various types of high-frequency ventilation will be discussed including their use during surgical procedures, their use for various kinds of barotrauma, their usefulness in respiratory failure, their use in newborns with hyaline membrane disease, and their usefullness for respiratory support in emergency situations involving cardiopulmonary rescuscitation. The potential use for high-frequency ventilation in the management of battlefield casualties and air evacuation of critically ill patients will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Issue number11 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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