Journal Article

Flow-by induced hypoventilation in high spinal cord lesions—report of two cases

S. Kannan, N. Sherwood and A. Armfield

in BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia

Volume 89, issue 3, pages 512-514
Published in print September 2002 | ISSN: 0007-0912
Published online September 2002 | e-ISSN: 1471-6771 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bja/89.3.512
Flow-by induced hypoventilation in high spinal cord lesions—report of two cases

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Flow triggering in ventilators is an alternative to pressure triggering. Differences between these two trigger mechanisms may not be clinically significant in most patients. We report two patients with high spinal cord lesions in whom the use of flow triggering was unsuccessful. Severe muscle weakness in these patients made them sensitive to small changes in ventilator trigger characteristics.

Keywords: complications, quadriplegia; lung, tidal volume; ventilation, hypoventilation; ventilation, mechanical

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Subjects: Anaesthetics

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